State Codes

Tennessee Pool Code

Code: Tennessee Health Rules Chapter 1200-23-5
Effective Date:May 27, 2000
Governing Body:Tennessee Department of Health
Notes: Tennessee’s Health Rules specify No Lifeguard on Duty signs in 4 inch lettering height which are to be posted where no lifeguard is available or required. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the Tennessee rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Tennessee

Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required.Shop
Throw LineYes1/4" diameter, 1.5x pool width not to exceed 50 feet. Shop
Depth MarkersYesMarked in feet on both sides and at each end, at maximum and minimum depths of the pool. IN WHOLE FEET increments, except across shallow area and corresponding deck area. Marked to the nearest 1/2 ft. Spaced at no greater than 20’ apart. ANTI SKID DECK.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesAt or before the 5’ depth area separating shallow area and deep area. Wave pools excempt. 3/4” rope with floats no more than 5 ft. intervals.Shop
Rescue TubeYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa


No Diving

Chemical Room

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.