State Codes

Maryland Pool Code

Code: Maryland COMAR
Effective Date:February 2, 1997
Governing Body:Maryland Department of Environmental Health
Notes: The Maryland COMAR requires distinct wording on their No Lifeguard sign which must be posted at semi-public pools or public spas that do not have a lifeguard on duty. Pool rules must be posted at the entrance. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the Maryland rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Maryland

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1/4" diameter, 50' requiredShop
Depth MarkersYes In feet, at waterline on wall and on deck. Slip resistant. Deck shall be within 18 inches of the water edge. Installed at maximum and minimum depths and all points of slope change. Installed inermediate increments of water depth not to exceed 2 ft. nor greater than 25 ft. Arranged uniformly on both sides and both ends of pool. Shop
Rope & Float LineYesProvided between 1-2 ft. on shallow side of break in grade between shallow and deep portion. Position marked with visible floats at not greater than 7' intervals.Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Chemical Room

First Aid


No Diving

Pool Capacity


Rules - Spa

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.