State Codes

New Mexico Pool Code

Code: New Mexico Title 7 Chapter 18 and ANSI/APSP Standards
Effective Date:August 1, 2016
Governing Body:New Mexico Environmental Department
Notes: New Mexico has specific wording required for their No Lifeguard sign which includes Emergency Contact Info. New Mexico requires pool owners post pool rules and instructions in a conspicuous place. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the New Mexico rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For New Mexico

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYesTwo 18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1.5x max pool width throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesAt water level and on deck. No more than 15 ft. intervals. Place at max and minimum. Both sides and ends. In Feet. 4 inches. SPA Depth Markers: with uniform depth, indicate maximum depth. No fewer than 2 regardless of size or shape. No Diving: Non-slip btwn depth markers where water depth is less than 5 ft. Symbol and words no Diving (Symbol 4”).Shop
Rope & Float LineYes2 ft. into shallow portion of pool from the break in grade btwn deep and shallow portions. Separating diving area. Marked with visible floats no greater than 2 ft. intervals.Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
GlovesYes Shop
CPR MaskYes Shop
Rescue TubeYes1 per lifeguardShop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

First Aid

Rules - Other



Pool Capacity



Rules - Spa

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.