State Codes

Michigan Pool Code

Code: Michigan EQC 1753
Effective Date:January 1, 2005
Governing Body:Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Water Bureau
Notes: Our Michigan Pool Rules sign has been developed utilizing the swimming pool use rules outlined in Michigan EQC 1753 R325.2192. Facilities not required to have a lifeguard can use the No Lifeguard on Duty sign listed as it exceeds the requirements called for in the Michigan code.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Michigan

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1.5x maximum pool width of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYes At each side and each end, at maximum and minimum depths, at change in floor slope between shallow and deeper areas, and at intermediate points not more than 25 ft. At each means of egress at a RIVER RIDE pool. NUMERALS INDICATING UNITS OF MEASURE. NO DIVING between depth markers in less than 5 ft. SYMBOLS can be used. Shop
Rope & Float LineYesLifeline at change in slope where water is less than 5 ft.Shop
Lifeguard ApparelYesIf applicable, lifeguards must wear appropriate attire.Shop
GlovesYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
WhistleYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
MegaphoneYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
CPR MaskYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
SpineboardYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard. 3 ties, runners, and a head immobilizer required.Shop
Rescue TubeYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

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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.