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SPS 390.13(6) (6)Decks, ramps and walking and step surfaces.
SPS 390.13(6)(a)1.1. Decks, ramps walking and step surfaces shall be nontoxic.
SPS 390.13(6)(a)2. 2. Surfaces shall be slip resistant.
SPS 390.13(6)(a)3. 3. Surfaces shall be easily cleanable.
SPS 390.13(6)(a)4. 4. Surfaces shall not cause injury to user's feet under normal conditions.
SPS 390.13(6)(b) (b) The deck edge that pool patrons may come in contact with shall be radiused, tapered or otherwise relieved to minimize sharpness.
SPS 390.13(7) (7)Joints.
SPS 390.13(7)(a)(a) The maximum joint width between pool decks and other decks or walkways, including joint material, shall be 3/8 inch of horizontal clearance with a maximum difference in vertical elevation of ¼ inch.
SPS 390.13 Note Note: This section refers to joint widths between the pool deck and other adjacent decks.
SPS 390.13(7)(b) (b) Construction joints between pools and concrete decks shall be watertight.
SPS 390.13(8) (8)Deck stairs.
SPS 390.13(8)(a)(a) Exterior deck stair risers shall be uniform and have a minimum height of 4 inches and a maximum height of 7 inches.
SPS 390.13(8)(b) (b) Exterior deck stair treads shall be uniform and have a minimum depth of 11 inches.
SPS 390.13(8)(c) (c) A handrail shall be provided along both sides of stairs having more than one riser including the riser to the deck.
SPS 390.13(8)(d) (d) The height of the handrail shall be at least 34 inches but not more than 38 inches above the nosing of the tread.
SPS 390.13(8)(e) (e) Handrails shall return to the pool wall, guard or deck or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair.
SPS 390.13(8)(f) (f) Handrails shall be located at the outside edge of stairs.
SPS 390.13 Note Note: Interior deck stairs shall comply with the requirements in chs. SPS 361 to 366, the Commercial Building Code.
SPS 390.13(9) (9)Service equipment.
SPS 390.13(9)(a)(a) Access to valves.
SPS 390.13(9)(a)1.1. Valves installed in or under any deck shall have access provided for operation, service and maintenance.
SPS 390.13(9)(a)2. 2. Access covers shall be provided for valve pits.
SPS 390.13(9)(b) (b) Cleaning.
SPS 390.13(9)(b)1.1. One hose bibb shall be provided in each public swimming pool or water attraction equipment room.
SPS 390.13(9)(b)2. 2. Additional hose bibbs shall be provided as necessary, and at intervals so as to permit adequate cleaning of the deck and toilet facilities using a maximum of 100 feet of hose when laid across the deck surface.
SPS 390.13(10) (10)Landscaping.
SPS 390.13(10)(a)(a) Landscaping within the barrier required in s. SPS 390.18 (4) shall comply with at least one of the following:
SPS 390.13(10)(a)1. 1. Organic material and inorganic pervious material shall be separated from the otherwise required deck by an additional 5 feet of deck.
SPS 390.13(10)(a)2. 2. Organic material and inorganic pervious material shall be installed in a 4-inch depression surrounded by a 42-inch high barrier.
SPS 390.13(10)(b) (b) Sand play areas may not be located within a pool enclosure unless all of the following are met:
SPS 390.13(10)(b)1. 1. The sand play area is separated from the deck by a 42-inch high rope and bollard or other fence barrier.
SPS 390.13(10)(b)2. 2. Foot or body showers shall be provided at any entrances to the deck from the sand play area.
SPS 390.13(10)(b)3. 3. Sand play areas shall be located outside the deck required in sub. (2).
SPS 390.13 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction to numbering of (8) (f) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; correction in (10) (a) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 390.14 SPS 390.14Circulation systems. A water circulation system consisting of pumps, piping return inlets and suction outlets, filters and other necessary equipment shall be provided that complies with all of the following requirements:
SPS 390.14(1) (1)Turnover rate. Circulation system equipment shall be designed to produce a turnover rate as specified in Table 390.14-1 or Table 390.14-2.
SPS 390.14 Note Note: See ch. SPS 390 Appendix for further information.
Table 390.14-1
Maximum Turnover Ratesa - See PDF for table PDF
a Calculate an average turnover time for multi-sectional basins.
b For pool types not listed herein, contact the department.
c Based on flow and pressure drop with a clean filter condition.
d Or as otherwise approved by the department.
Table 390.14-2
Therapy/Exercise Turnover Times - See PDF for table PDF
N/A Not applicable
a The number of persons is equal to the posted patron load.
SPS 390.14 Note Note: A therapy area within a multi-section pool having a temperature of < 93 oF is considered to be an activity pool.
SPS 390.14(2) (2)Separate systems. The circulation system shall be separate for each public swimming pool or water attraction.
SPS 390.14(3) (3)Separation from slides and play features.
SPS 390.14(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in pars. (b) and (c), public swimming pool or water attraction circulation systems may not serve slide or spray features.
SPS 390.14(3)(b) (b) A maximum of 10 percent of the required circulation system rate may be provided for the lubrication of slides or to spray features.
SPS 390.14(3)(c) (c) Flow in excess of the required circulation rate may serve slides and spray features.
SPS 390.14(4) (4)Accessibility. Circulation system equipment, including but not limited to pumps, skimmers, filters, gauges, meters and thermometers, shall be readily accessible for inspection, repair or replacement.
SPS 390.14(5) (5)Component standards. Equipment that is within the scope of ANSI/NSF 50, circulation system components and related materials, shall be listed by an acceptable listing agency to meet ANSI/NSF 50 or equivalent.
SPS 390.14(6) (6)Installation.
SPS 390.14(6)(a)(a) Pool equipment and related piping shall be supported to prevent damage from misalignment and settling.
SPS 390.14(6)(b) (b) Pool equipment shall be installed in accordance with manufacturer's printed instructions and as specified in this chapter. If there is a conflict between the manufacturer's printed instructions and requirements of this chapter, the requirements of this chapter shall take precedence.
SPS 390.14(7) (7)Velocities and pipe sizing requirements.
SPS 390.14(7)(a)(a) Velocities in the circulation system may not exceed:
SPS 390.14(7)(a)1. 1. Ten feet per second in discharge piping other than copper.
SPS 390.14(7)(a)2. 2. Eight feet per second in copper discharge piping.
SPS 390.14(7)(a)3. 3. Six feet per second in suction piping.
SPS 390.14(7)(a)4. 4. One and one-half feet per second through suction grates.
SPS 390.14(7)(b) (b) Pool piping shall be sized to permit the rated flows for filtering and cleaning without exceeding the maximum design head of the pump.
SPS 390.14(8) (8)Gauges and flow meters.
SPS 390.14(8)(a)(a) A pump suction compound gauge shall be included in all circulation systems.
SPS 390.14(8)(b) (b) A pump discharge gauge shall be located upstream of all throttling valves.
SPS 390.14(8)(c) (c) A filter pressure gauge shall be included serving all filters in circulation systems.
SPS 390.14(8)(d) (d) A flow meter capable of displaying flow during filtration shall be included in all circulation systems.
SPS 390.14(9) (9)Testing. Circulation system piping that is installed onsite shall be subjected to an induced static hydraulic pressure test at 25 pounds per square inch for at least one hour.
SPS 390.14(10) (10)Filters.
SPS 390.14(10)(a)(a) Design. Filters shall be specified so that when operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's printed instructions, the system provides the water clarity required in ch. ATCP 76.
SPS 390.14(10)(b) (b) Maximum flow rate.
SPS 390.14(10)(b)1.1. Filters other than high rate sand filters shall be specified so that the maximum flow rate does not exceed those under ANSI/NSF 50.
SPS 390.14(10)(b)2. 2. High rate sand filters shall be specified so that the maximum flow rate does not exceed 15 gallons per minute per square foot or bed surface area.
SPS 390.14(10)(c) (c) Pressure release.
SPS 390.14(10)(c)1.1. Pressure-type filters shall be provided with a means to permit the release of internal pressure.
SPS 390.14(10)(c)2. 2. Filters incorporating an automatic air vent as the principal means of air release shall have a lid that provides a slow and safe release of pressure as a part of the design and have manual air release in addition to the automatic release.
SPS 390.14(10)(c)3. 3. Separation tanks used in conjunction with a filter tank shall comply with subd. 2.
SPS 390.14(10)(c)4. 4. The following statement shall be placed within the area of the air release so as to be clearly visible: “WARNING. DO NOT START UP THE SYSTEM AFTER MAINTENANCE WITHOUT FIRST OPENING THE AIR RELEASE AND PROPERLY ASSEMBLING THE FILTER AND SEPARATION TANK."
SPS 390.14(11) (11)Circulation piping.
SPS 390.14(11)(a)(a) Circulation piping shall be listed as meeting one of the following methods:
SPS 390.14(11)(a)1. 1. ANSI/NSF 50 by a listing agency acceptable to the department.
SPS 390.14(11)(b) (b) All circulation piping shall be listed to withhold a pressure 50 percent greater than the maximum design pressure.
SPS 390.14(12) (12)Pumps and motors.
SPS 390.14(12)(a)(a) All circulation pumps shall be capable of providing the design flow rates at one of the following minimum total dynamic heads:
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.