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Swimming Pool Design Standards

Swimming Pool Design Standards

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Section 6-1.29 - Swimming pool design standards6-1.29 Swimming pool design standards.1.0 Definitions.1.1 Swimming pool shall mean a man-made structure, together withbuildings and appurtenances used in connection therewith, intendedforbathing, swimming or diving purposes, made of concrete, masonry,metalor other impervious material, located either indoors or outdoors, andprovided with a controlled water supply.1.2 Spa pool shall mean a swimming pool, primarily designed fortherapeutic use or relaxation, which is normally not drained, cleaned orrefilled for each individual. It may include, but is not limited to,hydrojet circulation, hot water, cold water, mineral bath, airinduction, bubbles or any combination thereof. Spa pools are shallow indepth and not designed for swimming or diving use.1.3 Uniform Code shall mean the New York State Uniform FirePreventionand Building Code, 9 NYCRR Subtitle S, Chapter I.1.4 Adequate shall mean sufficient to accomplish the purpose forwhichsomething is intended, and to such a degree that no unreasonable risktohealth or safety is presented. An item installed, maintained, designedand assembled, an activity conducted or act performed, in accordancewith generally accepted standards, principles or practices applicable toa particular trade, business, occupation or profession, is adequatewithin the meaning of this Subpart.2.0 Submission of plans.2.1 General. All plans shall be prepared by a person licensed by theState of New York to practice engineering or architecture. Allconstruction shall comply with the requirements of the Uniform Code.Itis desirable that preliminary plans, specifications and an engineer'sdesign report be submitted for review prior to the preparation of finalplans. Plans, specifications and reports submitted for formal approvalmust contain sufficient information to demonstrate to the reviewing
 
authority that the proposed swimming pool, or improvements thereto,willmeet the standards contained herein and shall include, but not belimited to, those factors hereinafter set forth in items 2.2.1 through2.2.7, inclusive.2.2 Basis of design report.2.2.1 Swimming pool perimeter, area and volume.2.2.2 Flow rate, turnover and filtration rate.2.2.3 Anticipated swimmer load (maximum and average).2.2.4 Source, quality, quantity available and characteristics of watersupply, including alkalinity, pH, iron and manganese.2.2.5 Detailed description of filtration, recirculation equipment andchemical feed equipment.2.2.6 Hydraulic computations including head loss in all piping andrecirculation equipment.2.2.7 Pump curves, showing that the proposed recirculation pump canadequately pump proposed flows.2.3 Plans and specifications.2.3.1 General layout plan.2.3.1.1 Name and address of the proposed facility and the name andaddress of the owner.2.3.1.2 Scale, north point and direction of prevailing wind.2.3.1.3 Date, address, name, professional seal and signature of thedesigning engineer or architect.2.3.1.4 A plot plan of the property to be used, indicating thetopography, the arrangement and location of present and proposedstructures, and the location of present and proposed swimming pool.2.3.2 Detailed plans. All detailed plans shall be drawn to a suitablescale and include the following information:2.3.2.1 Complete construction details, including dimensions,
 
elevations and appropriate cross-sections.2.3.2.2 Schematic diagrams and plan and elevation views of the poolwater treatment and recirculation system.2.3.2.3 Size and location of all piping, including elevations.2.3.3 Specifications. Complete, detailed specifications for theconstruction of the swimming pool, bathhouse, recirculation system,filtration facilities, disinfection equipment and all otherappurtenances shown on detailed plans shall be submitted.3.0 Patron use.3.1 Designation of areas. For purposes of computing patron use withinthe pool enclosure, those portions of the swimming pool five feet orless in depth shall be designated the "shallow area." Those portions of the swimming pool over five feet in depth shall be designated the"deeparea."3.2 Design bather capacity.3.2.1 Shallow area. Fifteen square feet of pool water surface areashall be provided for each patron.3.2.2 Deep area. Twenty-five square feet of pool water surface areashall be provided for each patron.3.2.3 Diving area. Three hundred square feet of pool water surfacearea shall be reserved around each diving board or diving platform,andthis area shall not be included in computing the permissible patronuse.3.2.4 Spa pools. Ten square feet per person shall be provided for eachpatron.3.3 Excess deck allowance. Additional allowance will be made on thebasis of one additional patron allowed per each 50 square feet of pooldeck in excess of the minimum area of deck required in item 5.9 of thissection.4.0 Construction material.4.1 Materials. Swimming pools shall be constructed of materials which

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