State Codes

Minnesota Pool Code

Code: Minnesota Rules Parts 4717.000-3975
Effective Date:May 11, 2009
Governing Body:Minnesota Department of Environmental Health
Notes: Minnesota’s Pool Rules were developed using the Sanitation and Safety guidelines listed in Minnesota 4717.1650. Public pools open to use must post the Minnesota No Lifeguard Warning sign when the lifeguard is not on duty.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Minnesota

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1.5x maximum pool width, not to exceed 60' throw line required. 3/16 inch in diameter.Shop
Depth MarkersYes In Feet and inches. On edge of deck, at maximum and minimum depths, on all sides, at points of change of slope betwn deep and shallow, and at intermediate increments of depth, spaced at not more than 25 ft. intervals. NO DIVING on all sides of pool where diving is not permitted. UNIVERSAL SYMBOL required with wording as above. Does not apply to wade pools, flume, or spas. NON SLIP DECK. Shop
CPR MaskYesIf 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

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Chemical Room

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No Diving

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