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SPS 390.12(5) (5)Recessed treads.
SPS 390.12(5)(a)(a) Recessed treads in a basin wall shall have a uniform vertical spacing of no less than 7 inches and no greater than 12 inches measured at the centerline.
SPS 390.12(5)(b) (b) The vertical distance between the pool coping edge, deck or step surface and the uppermost recessed tread shall be 12 inches maximum.
SPS 390.12(5)(c) (c) Recessed treads shall have a depth of no less than 5 inches and width of no less than 12 inches.
SPS 390.12(5)(d) (d) Recessed treads shall drain into the pool.
SPS 390.12(5)(e) (e) Recessed treads shall be provided with a handrail on each side of the treads.
SPS 390.12(6) (6)Swimouts.
SPS 390.12(6)(a)(a) The horizontal surface of a swimout may not be greater than 20 inches below the waterline.
SPS 390.12(6)(b) (b) A minimum unobstructed surface equal to that required for a stair under sub. (5) shall be provided in a swimout.
SPS 390.12(6)(c) (c) The leading edge of a swimout shall be visually set apart with a marking color to contrast with the swimout.
SPS 390.12(6)(d) (d) A swimout may occupy no more than 20 percent of the perimeter of the basin.
SPS 390.12(6)(e) (e) The horizontal surface of a swimout may extend no further than 48 inches from the main basin wall.
SPS 390.12(7) (7)Underwater seats and benches.
SPS 390.12(7)(a)(a) Underwater seats and benches shall be located in a recessed area to eliminate any protrusion beyond the main basin wall except in whirlpools and cold soak pools.
SPS 390.12(7)(b)1.1. The width of the bench seat may not exceed 18 inches.
SPS 390.12(7)(b)2. 2. The depth of the water above the bench seat may not exceed 20 inches.
SPS 390.12(7)(c) (c) The surface of all underwater seats and benches shall be of a color in distinct contrast to the color of the surrounding basin or have a 2-inch leading edge of contrasting boundary line.
SPS 390.12(7)(d) (d) The words “bench below" shall be placed on the deck at the edge of the basin at the bench area in a color in distinct contrast to the deck background.
SPS 390.12(7)(e) (e) Underwater seats and benches may not be considered an entry or exit.
SPS 390.12(8) (8)Lift chairs. Water supply outlets serving lift chairs shall terminate within 18 inches of the chair's support post.
SPS 390.12 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1), Table 390.12-1 made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 390.13 SPS 390.13Deck.
SPS 390.13(1) (1)Minimum deck.
SPS 390.13(1)(a)(a) Except as permitted in pars. (b) to (e), deck shall extend around the entire perimeter of all basins within the same enclosure.
SPS 390.13(1)(b) (b) A water attractions shall be provided with deck immediately adjacent to a basin where patrons are allowed to walk.
SPS 390.13(1)(c) (c) A wading pool shall be provided with deck around at least 50 percent of the basin perimeter.
SPS 390.13(1)(d) (d) A whirlpool shall be provided with deck around at least 50 percent of the basin perimeter.
SPS 390.13(1)(e) (e) A therapy pool shall be provided with deck at all entry and exit points.
SPS 390.13(2) (2)Deck width.
SPS 390.13(2)(a)(a) Except as required in pars. (b) to (e), deck shall extend for at least 6 feet from all basins.
SPS 390.13(2)(b) (b) Deck shall extend for at least 5 feet from a whirlpool basin.
SPS 390.13(2)(c) (c) Deck shall extend for at least 3 feet around deck obstructions and equipment.
SPS 390.13(2)(d) (d) Deck shall extend for at least 12 feet from a basin with a water depth exceeding 24 inches to a basin with a water depth less than 30 inches or an interactive play attraction.
SPS 390.13(2)(e) (e) Deck shall extend for a minimum 15 feet from a basin to locker or shower room doors where the basin meets all of the following criteria:
SPS 390.13(2)(e)1. 1. The basin consists of 3,500 square feet of water surface.
SPS 390.13(2)(e)2. 2. The basin has a water depth exceeding 24 inches.
SPS 390.13(2)(f) (f) Deck required in par. (e) shall extend for at least 12 feet wide at all locker or shower room doors.
SPS 390.13(2)(g) (g) Deck areas that do not provide the minimum deck required in pars. (b) to (f) shall be installed so as to permanently prohibit public access from the deck.
SPS 390.13(3) (3)Deck obstructions.
SPS 390.13(3)(a)(a) Except as permitted in par. (c), deck obstructions, including roof support columns, may be no greater than 2 feet in diameter and of contrasting color so as to provide adequate clearance, safety, visibility and access where a department of health services-approved lifeguard staffing plan is not required.
SPS 390.13 Note Note: Deck obstructions include pillars, play equipment and themeing. Equipment includes but is not limited to ladders, life guard chairs, lift chairs and handrails.
SPS 390.13(3)(b) (b) Deck obstructions shall extend a minimum of 3 feet above the deck so as not to create a tripping hazard.
SPS 390.13(3)(c) (c) Deck obstructions may occupy a maximum of 10 percent of the pool perimeter for basins where a lifeguard staffing plan is not required.
SPS 390.13(4) (4)In-deck ventilation systems.
SPS 390.13(4)(a)(a) Ventilation registers in decks shall be installed so that water flowing from the surrounding pool deck will not enter the registers, but will flow to the deck drains serving the deck.
SPS 390.13(4)(b) (b) Ventilation registers in decks shall be installed so that the registers are one inch higher than the deck drain grating.
SPS 390.13(4)(c) (c) Where ventilation registers are installed in decks, the owner of the facility shall obtain approval from the department of health services for their means of deck maintenance.
SPS 390.13(5) (5)Deck slopes.
SPS 390.13(5)(a)(a) Except as permitted in subds. 2. and 3., interior decks shall be sloped so as to effectively drain to deck drains.
SPS 390.13(5)(a)1. 1. The maximum slope of interior decks shall be ½ inch per foot.
SPS 390.13(5)(a)2. 2. A maximum of 6 feet of deck adjacent to a plunge pool exit, stairway or runout slide terminal section may discharge to the surge tank.
SPS 390.13(5)(a)3. 3. A maximum width of 20 inches of deck between a wall and a basin may discharge to the basin.
SPS 390.13(5)(b)1.1. Except as permitted in subd. 2., exterior decks shall be sloped a maximum of ½ inch per foot as to effectively drain to deck drains, perimeter areas or to the plumbing storm system.
SPS 390.13 Note Note: See s. SPS 382.36 for plumbing storm system design information.
SPS 390.13(5)(b)2. 2. Exterior elevated decks may be drained to underlying soils to infiltrate.
SPS 390.13(5)(c) (c) Decks shall be constructed so that standing water shall be no deeper than 1/8 inch, 20 minutes after the cessation of the addition of water to the deck.
SPS 390.13 Note Note: Two USA quarters may be stacked in order to test the standing water depth.
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.
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