State Codes

Vermont Pool Code

Code: ANSI/APSP Standards
Effective Date:August 1, 2013
Governing Body:Vermont Health Department
Notes: Vermont requires pool owners post pool rules and instructions in a conspicuous place. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the Vermont rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Vermont

Rescue PoleYes16' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1 1/2X maximum width of pool or 50 Feet, whichever is less.Shop
Depth MarkersYes Within 18” of water edge, installed at maximum and minimum depths, at all slope changes, at increments of water depth not to exceed 2 feet  not spaced to exceed 25 feet, arranged uniformly on both sides and ends of pool. Slip Resistant on deck. Lettering shall spell out or abbreviate: FT OR FEET, IN OR INCHES. NO DIVING SYMBOL at depths of 5 ft. or less and spaced at intervals of not more than 25 feet. Shop
Rope & Float LineYesA rope and float line shall be located 1 to 2 feet on the shallow side of contrasting band (required on pools over 6 feet 4 inches.  Fasten to wall with corrosion-resistant materials, recessed to wall.​ Size and strength to offer good hand hold.Shop
Lifeguard ChairsYesLifeguard chairs or stations required for pools requiring lifeguards.Shop
Rescue TubeYes**If applicable, lifeguards must be equipped with a rescue tube and be appropriately attired.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop
GlovesYes Shop

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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.