When buying pool signs, does it matter whether it is for a public or
residential pool? The answer is yes. The biggest reason for this is
due to local laws and regulations enacted by state, county, and city
governments. To put it simply, the majority of states have certain
requirements for signs posted at public pools (pools open for use to
the general public). Signs for residential pools (pools that are
privately owned), however, generally have little to no requirements.
Regardless of whether you are buying signs for a public or private
pool, we recommend jumping over to our
State-By-State Guide to Pool Signage and Fencing Requirements
to see what signs you may be required to post as well as how they
should be made. We have created our templates to follow as many
general mandates as possible, but it is still advised to confirm
with local authorities, where applicable, the exact requirements
needed for your signage.
Even if there are little to no local requirements for pool signs in
your area, it is still a good idea to include several different
signs at your pool. Why? Because it will still help provide safety
to swimmers as well as protect you from a potential lawsuit should
any type of accident occur.
Please Note: We’re not legal experts and this
information is not professional legal advice. While we’ve
identified the laws that we know of, both homeowners and public
pool administrators should ensure that signage used around pools
meet any current and applicable local, state, and federal
requirements. We will not be held liable for any signage or
fencing that fails to meet legal requirements. Moreover, while we
frequently reference federal, state, county, and city laws, we
make no guarantees about the recency or validity of these codes.
Pool owners are responsible for finding and following the statutes
that govern their pools.