State Codes

Wisconsin Pool Code

Code: Wisconsin Stats Chapter ATCP76
Effective Date:June 1, 2016
Governing Body:Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Notes: Wisconsin Pool Rules are to be a lettering height of 1 inch and are word specific as per ATCP76.29. Two versions of the rules are available depending if you have an approved diving pool or not. The Wisconsin Spa Rules sign also is in 1 inch lettering height and rules are in accordance with the code.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Wisconsin

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes20" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes1.5x maximum pool width or 50 feet, whichever is less. 1/4" in diameter. Shop
Depth MarkersYesAt maximum and minimum points, at points of change in slope and at equal intermediate intervals of 25 ft. or less, and all points of entry​.   4 Inch lettering required. Feet and Inch may be abbreviated FT or IN.​ NO DIVING marked in 4 inch lettering in areas where prohibited and are to include International Symbol. Shop
Rope & Float LineYesFor water depth, the rope and float line shall be located one foot toward the shallow end for each location where the purpose of the rope and float line is to mark a depth change.​ Shop
Lifeguard ApparelYesIf applicable, lifeguards must wear appropriate attire.Shop
Rescue BlanketsYes2 durable rescue blankets required.Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
Rescue TubeYes Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

Chemical Room

Rules - Other



Pool Capacity

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.