About this chapter: Chapter 7 concerns residential portable pools also known as onground storable residential swimming pools. These pools are manufactured for assembly on the site. The chapter's regulations include those for floor slopes, entry barrier methods, decks, stairs, safety signage and circulation systems.
Onground storable pools shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Where a deck extends inside the top rail of the pool, it shall extend not more than 3 inches (76 mm) beyond the inside of the top rail of the pool in accordance with Figure 703.4 and shall have a smooth finish.
Walk-around decks shall have a level walking surface of not less than 15 inches (381 mm) in width, as measured from the inside edge of the pool top rail to the outside of the pool walk-around. See Figure 703.6.
Type B limited access A-frame ladders that utilize swing-up or slide-up sections for limiting access to the pool shall have the following words posted on the ladder as applicable for the type of securing method:
- "WHEN POOL IS NOT OCCUPIED, SWING UP AND SECURE."
- "WHEN POOL IS NOT OCCUPIED, LIFT OFF."
- "WHEN POOL IS NOT OCCUPIED, SLIDE UP AND SECURE."