Handholds shall be provided in accordance with Section 323.
Exception: Handholds shall not be provided for wave action and action rivers.
A rope and float line shall be provided for all of the following situations:
- Separation of activity areas.
- Identification of a break in floor slope at water depths of less than 5 feet (1524 mm).
- Identification of a water depth greater than 4.5 feet (1372 mm) in constant floor slope in Class D-2 pools.
Exception: Class D-1 pools or any other pool where the designer indicates that such a line is not required or that the line would constitute a hazard.
The rope and float line shall be located 1 foot (305 mm) toward the shallow end in each location.
For Class D-1 pools, a rope and float line shall be installed to restrict bather access to the wave pool caisson wall. The location of the rope and float line shall be in accordance with the wave equipment manufacturer's instructions.
Rope and float lines shall be securely fastened to wall anchors of corrosion-resistant materials. Wall anchors shall be of the recessed type and shall not have projections that will constitute a hazard when the rope and float line is removed.
Rope and float lines shall be not less than 5/8 inch (16 mm) in diameter and shall be made of polypropylene material.