About this chapter: Permanent inground residential swimming pools are regulated by Chapter 8. Where diving boards are present, this chapter provides information regarding the minimum diving water dimensions. Requirements for means of entry and exit, decks and circulation systems are provided. Special features of these pools such as beach entries, swimouts, diving rocks and architectural features are also regulated by this chapter.
The minimum diving water envelopes shall be in accordance with Table 804.1 and Figure 804.1. Negative construction tolerances shall not be applied to the dimensions of the minimum diving water envelopes given in Table 804.1.
MININUM DIVING WATER ENVELOPE FOR SWIMMING POOLS DESIGNATED TYPES I-Vb
|MINIMUM DEPTHS AT POINT|
|MINIMUM WIDTHS AT POINT|
|MINIMUM LENGTHS BETWEEN POINTS|
For SI: 1 inch = 25.4 mm, 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
- The minimum length between points C and D varies based on water depth at point D and the floor slope between points C and D.
- See Figure 804.1 for location of points.
Exception: Where the required placement of a means of exit from the deep end of a pool would present a potential hazard, handholds shall be provided as an alternative for the means of exit.