State Codes

Maine Pool Code

Code: Maine 10-144 CMR Chapter 202
Effective Date:September 1, 2010
Governing Body:Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Notes: The State of Maine Pool Rules are available in two formats depending if you have a pool approved for diving or not. All pools that are not approved for diving should use the rules sign with the No Diving statement included. Maine utilizes our common No Lifeguard sign which is required to be posted at facilities not having a lifeguard.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Maine

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1/4" rope, 1.5x maximum pool width of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesPlaced at maximum and minimum water depths and at all points of slope change. Installed at intermediate increments of depth not to exceed 2 ft. nor greater than 25 ft. intervals. Arranged uniformly on both sides of pool.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesRope and Float Line btwn 1-2 ft. on shallow side of break in grade. Visible floats not greater than 7 ft. apart.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

Chemical Room


No Diving


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.