Slides shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Pools shall have a means of entry and exit in the shallow area if the design water depth exceeds 24 inches (610 mm) at the shallowest point. Entries and exits shall consist of one or a combination of the following: steps, stairs, ladders, treads, ramps, beach entries, underwater seats, benches, swimouts, mechanical lifts and other approved designs. The means of entry and exit shall be located on the shallow side of the first slope change. Pools having more than one shallow area, including but not limited to center deep, play or sports pools, shall use the same type of entry and exit in all shallow areas. Ladders shall not be installed in a shallow area of a pool.
Treads shall have a minimum unobstructed horizontal depth of 10 inches (254 mm) and a minimum unobstructed surface area of 240 square inches (154 838 mm2).
On shallow end stairs, the bottom riser height is allowed to vary to the floor. The bottom riser must not exceed 12 inches (305 mm) to the floor for the width of the walking surface.
Risers at the centerline shall have a uniform height not greater than 12 inches (305 mm), except the top riser, which shall be permitted to vary in height, but shall not exceed 12 inches (305 mm).
In design water depths exceeding 48 inches (1219 mm), no additional steps shall be required.
The slope of beach and sloping entries used as a pool entrance shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 7 units horizontal.
Where steps and benches are used in conjunction with sloping entries, the vertical riser distance shall not exceed 12 inches (305 mm). For steps used in conjunction with sloping entries, the requirements of Section 809.6 shall apply.
Surfaces of architectural features shall not be required to comply with the 1 unit vertical in 7 units horizontal slope limitation.