State Codes

West Virginia Pool Code

Code: West Virginia Title 64 CSR 16
Effective Date:April 18, 2007
Governing Body:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
Notes: West Virginia’s Pool Rules sign incorporates regulations from listed in their Title 64 CSR 16 and are to be prominently displayed at your facility. The No Lifeguard sign with a 14 year old age limit is required by the state code.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For West Virginia

Rescue PoleYes12' 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

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.