State Codes

North Carolina Pool Code

Code: North Carolina 15A NCAC 18A .2500
Effective Date:April 1, 2013
Governing Body:North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Notes: North Carolina 15A NCAD 18A pool regulations require a statement in one inch lettering that we have both on the No Lifeguard sign and on the Pool Rules sign. Both the rules sign and the No Lifeguard sign are required when the facility does not have a lifeguard on duty.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For North Carolina

Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. 2 units of life saving equipment required if pool exceeds 3000 sq. ft. Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' Required.Shop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Throw LineYes1/4” in diameter, 1.5x maximum width of pool or 50 feet, whichever is less. Shop
Depth MarkersYesAll points of maximum and minimum depths, at transition point where slope changes, at both ends of pool. Spaced at intervals no greater than 25’ Include Feet or Ft. Deck skid resistant. No Diving markers on pool deck under 5 ft. Can be international symbol.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesSafety rope and floats at breakpoint where slope at bottom changes to exceed a 1 to 10 vertical rise. Colored floats not greater than a 5 ft spacing. Rescue tube can be substituted if life guards on duty.​Shop
Rescue TubeYesIf lifeguards are on duty.Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa




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