State Codes

Missouri Pool Code

Code: ANSI/APSP Standards
Effective Date:August 1, 2013
Governing Body:Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Notes: Missouri requires pool owners post pool rules and instructions in a conspicuous place. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the Missouri rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Missouri

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Shepherds CrookYes1 Unit required per 2000 sq ft.Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. 1 Unit required per 2000 sq ft. Shop
Throw LineYes1/4” in diameter, 1.5x width of pool or 50 feet, whichever is less.Shop
Depth MarkersYes ​ At change in bottom slope, spaced not more than 25 ft. apart, intervals measured peripherally. Markings on both sides of pool. FEET OR FT. INCHES OR IN. AND METERS. WADING POOLS: Maximum Depth Marker required.Shop
Rope & Float LineYes ​ Safety rope and floats (with float keepers) and contrasting line drawn between shallow and deep ends.Shop
GlovesYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
SpineboardYesIf pool staffed by lifeguard.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

Rules - Other



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