State Codes

New Jersey Pool Code

Code: N.J.A.C. 8:26
Effective Date:January 16, 2018
Governing Body:New Jersey Department of Health
Notes: The 2018 New Jersey Sanitary Code for Public Recreation Bathing includes revisions to their large No Lifeguard sign and the 8x10 No Lifeguard Notice required by exempt hotels, motels and campgrounds. This sign now includes Pool Hours which was added to the code.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For New Jersey

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes1 crook required.Shop
Ring BuoysYes1 18" Life Ring Buoy required for pools exempt to have Lifeguards.Shop
Throw LineYes1/4” in diameter, 30 feet minimum. 60 feet required at beach stations.Shop
Lifeguard ChairYesElevated Lifeguard Stand for pools with water surface area over 2000 square feet. Shop
Depth MarkersYes Placed at maximum and minimum points of depth and at all points of slope change, no more than 2 feet intermediate increments. Horizontally spaced at no more than 25 ft intervals and shall be arranged uniformly on both sides. Irregularly shaped pools shall designate major deviations in shape. FEET AND INCHES. Slip Resistant on Deck. A minimum of two depth markers per hot tub or spa (slip resistant) is required.Shop
Rescue TubeYes1 or more for each lifeguard on duty.Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
WhistleYes Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Required New Jersey Pool Signage

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

First Aid

Chemical Room

Rules - Other


No Diving




Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

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.