State Codes

Illinois Pool Code

Code: Illinois JCAR Admin Code Title 77-1-n-820
Effective Date:October 4, 2013
Governing Body:Illinois Department of Public Health
Notes: Section 820.360 of the Illinois Admin Code lists express rules and instructions for pool patrons which we have outlined in the Illinois Pool Rules. These rules are required to be posted at the entrance to the facility and adjacent to the swimming facility. At facilities where lifeguards are not provided, the Illinois No Lifeguard sign shall be posted.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Illinois

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. 1 buoy per 2000 sq ft. of water footage.Shop
Throw LineYes50' of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesPlaced at shallow and deep ends of pool, the transition point, and point of maximum depth. Spaced no more than 25 ft apart. Feet or feet and inches or feet and fractions of foot. Skid resistant. No diving depth marker where appropriate.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

Rules - Other


Pool Capacity

Compliance with these recommendations does not guarantee that you will be in conformance with any building code, health code, or federal, state or local regulations regarding safety or pool regulation compliance. Compliance does not ensure the absolute safety of you, your operations or place of business. Aquatic Technology, Inc ( is not a law firm and does not and will not perform services performed by an attorney.