Pool Safety Guidelines in Arizona: What Signs Does Your Swimming Pool Need and Why

Having a swimming pool is always amazing.

Some experts estimate that there around 9 million swimming pools in the United States.

If you are a homeowner, you have a great source of entertainment and refreshment all year round. If you are own sporting clubs or fitness centers, swimming pools provide a lucrative business opportunity.

However, a swimming pool owner, you need to be responsible for the safety of everyone utilizing your pool. This means that you need to be mindful of swimming pool signs, safety guidelines and regulations.

Ensuring proper safety measures for your swimming pool can prevent untoward accidents or drowning.

What Are the Pool Safety Guidelines You Need to Follow in Arizona?

Swimming Pool Signs Your Pool Should Have

Diving Sign

If a swimming pool is less than 5 feet deep or does not meet the requirements in R18-5-222 of the Arizona Administrative Code, it needs to have a No Diving sign.

The sign must be prominently displayed in front of the swimming pool with its letters being 4 inches in size or larger. The sign must also display the internationally recognized symbol for No Diving. This will help to prevent head or other bodily injuries if the swimming pool is shallow.

Pool Rules Sign

A large signboard with the pool rules and regulations must be displayed within a 50 foot vicinity of the swimming pool. The instructions on the board must ask users to:

  • Use a bathroom before going into the swimming pool
  • Shower before entering the swimming pool
  • Avoid the pool if they have a cold, flue, skin infection, diarrhea or any infectious or contagious disease
  • Wear streamlined rubber or spandex clothing in the water

Chlorine Sign

A chlorine warning sign needs to be prominently displayed on the door of the room where chlorine compounds are kept. Chlorine is hazardous for human health if it is inhaled in gaseous form. Inhalation of chlorine gas can lead to:

  • Airway irritation
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Chest tightness
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Loss of consciousness

Pool Fence CPR Sign

A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign should be displayed prominently on all pool fences.

This sign outlines the steps involved in administering CPR properly in case someone drowns in the pool. Having a CPR sign on your pool fence can literally save lives. Even if you are trained in first aid, a CPR sign acts as a helpful immediate reminder in case of an emergency.


Arizona State laws require that your swimming pool has diving signs, chlorine signs, pool rules and a CPR sign for the safety of people in and around the pool.