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Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015 of Washington
6 Aquatic Recreation Facilities
610 Special Features
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shall be located completely outside of the water current or wave action of the pool or spa and can be located in shallow or
610.6.1 Surface Area
An unobstructed surface equal to or greater than that required for the top tread of the pool stairs shall be provided in accordance with Sections
610.6.2 Step Required
is used as an entry and exit access point, it shall be provided with a step that meets the pool stair requirements (see
610.6.3 Maximum Depth
The horizontal surface of a
shall be not greater than 20 inches (508 mm) below the waterline.
610.6.4 Color Marking
The leading edge of a
shall be visually set apart by a stripe having a width of not less than
inch (19 mm) and not greater than 2 inches (51 mm). The stripe shall be of a contrasting color to the adjacent surfaces.