State Codes

Pennsylvania Pool Code

Code: PA Code Title 28 Chapter 18 and ANSI
Effective Date:January 1, 2005
Governing Body:Oklahoma Department of Health
Notes: Pennsylvania requires pool owners post pool rules and instructions in a conspicuous place. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the Pennsylvania rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Pennsylvania

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1/4" diameter, 50' requiredShop
Depth MarkersYes In feet. Installed at maximum and minimum depths and all points of slope change. Installed in intermediate increments of water depth not to exceed 2 ft. nor greater than 25 ft. Arranged uniformly on both sides and both ends of pool. Skid Resistant. Shop
Rope & Float LineYesProvided between 1-2 ft. on shallow side of break in grade between shallow and deep portion. Position marked with visible floats at not greater than 7' intervals.Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

Chemical Room


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.