State Codes

Massachusetts Pool Code

Code: Massachusetts 105 CMR 435.00
Effective Date:February 20, 1998
Governing Body:Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Notes: The Massachusetts Pool and Spa Rules signs incorporate regulations outlined in the Massachusetts 105 CMR 435.00. Facilities that are not required to have lifeguards by the Board of Health must post the No Lifeguard sign required in a conspicuous place.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Massachusetts

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. One for each 2000 sq. ft.​ Shop
Throw LineYes1.5x maximum pool width of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesOn the wall and deck. Placed at edge of pool. Spaced at 1 ft. intervals in shallow portion of pool to 5 ft. and then at appropriate places of not more than 25 ft intervals around deep portion of pool. Slip Resistent.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesFloat and Rope when non-swimmers use pool to separate non-swimmer area. Splash down pools need to rope off areas between slide and swimming areas.Shop
Lifeguard ApparelYesIf applicable, lifeguards must wear red or orange suit, appropriate attire.Shop
GlovesYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
WhistleYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
MegaphoneYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
SpineboardYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
Rescue TubeYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa




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