State Codes

Kentucky Pool Code

Code: Kentucky KAR 10:120
Effective Date:August 1, 1996
Governing Body:Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Notes: Our Kentucky Pool and Spa Rules incorporate what is required in the state’s 902-KAR. All facilities which do not provide a lifeguard must post and enforce “No person may enter the facility area alone or swim alone,” which is part of the Kentucky No Lifeguard on Duty sign.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Kentucky

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. Additional if facility more than 2000 sq ft.Shop
Throw LineYes1.5x max pool width of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesPlaced at points of maximum and minimum depths, at point of change of slope between deep and shallow transition point, at intervals of 2 ft increments of water depth, and if diving pool- must denote water depths in the diving areas. Arabic numerals.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesSafety line supported by buoys where break between shallow and deep end. Must be placed 1 ft towards shallow end.Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa


Chemical Room


Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

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.