State Codes

Montana Pool Code

Code: Montana MAR 37.115.191
Effective Date:January 1, 2010
Governing Body:Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Notes: The Main Drain sign listed is required by Montana in 2 inch lettering and should be posted at all pools, spas and water features. The Montana Pool Rules sign is in accordance with Montana MAR 37.115.191 and includes Pool Capacity on the sign as required.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Montana

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Shepherds CrookYesIn small pools not exceeding 15', a ring buoy or rescue tube may substitute.Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy OR Rescue Tube may substitute.Shop
Throw LineYes1/4” in diameter, 1.5x width of pool.Shop
Depth MarkersYesThe water depth shall be plainly marked in units of feet and inches at or above the water surface on the vertical pool wall and on the flat edge of the deck or walk next to the pool.​ At maximum and minimum points and at the points of break between the deep and shallow areas, at intermediate 1 foot increments of ​depth, spaced not more than 25’ intervals. Spas shall have permanent depth markers plainly and conspicuously visible from all obvious points of entry.​ Shop
Rope & Float LineYesA rope and float line with floats spaced no more than five feet apart shall separate the shallow portion of the pool from the deep portion of the pool, strung at shallow end no deeper than 5 feet.Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
Rescue TubeYesOR life ring buoy.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

First Aid

Rules - Other


No Diving


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.