A whirlpool shall be provided with deck around at least 50 percent of the basin perimeter.
A therapy pool shall be provided with deck at all entry and exit points.
Except as required in pars. (b)
, deck shall extend for at least 6 feet from all basins.
Deck shall extend for at least 5 feet from a whirlpool basin.
Deck shall extend for at least 3 feet around deck obstructions and equipment.
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.
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:
Deck required in par. (e)
shall extend for at least 12 feet wide at all locker or shower room doors.
Deck areas that do not provide the minimum deck required in pars. (b)
shall be installed so as to permanently prohibit public access from the deck.
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.
Deck obstructions shall extend a minimum of 3 feet above the deck so as not to create a tripping hazard.
Deck obstructions may occupy a maximum of 10 percent of the pool perimeter for basins where a lifeguard staffing plan is not required.
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.
Ventilation registers in decks shall be installed so that the registers are one inch higher than the deck drain grating.
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.
Except as permitted in subds. 2.
, interior decks shall be sloped so as to effectively drain to deck drains.
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.
A maximum width of 20 inches of deck between a wall and a basin may discharge to the basin.
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
See s. SPS 382.36
for plumbing storm system design information.
Exterior elevated decks may be drained to underlying soils to infiltrate.
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.
Surfaces shall not cause injury to user's feet under normal conditions.
The deck edge that pool patrons may come in contact with shall be radiused, tapered or otherwise relieved to minimize sharpness.
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
SPS 390.13 Note
Note: This section refers to joint widths between the pool deck and other adjacent decks.
Construction joints between pools and concrete decks shall be watertight.
Exterior deck stair risers shall be uniform and have a minimum height of 4 inches and a maximum height of 7 inches.
Exterior deck stair treads shall be uniform and have a minimum depth of 11 inches.
A handrail shall be provided along both sides of stairs having more than one riser including the riser to the deck.
The height of the handrail shall be at least 34 inches but not more than 38 inches above the nosing of the tread.
Handrails shall return to the pool wall, guard or deck or shall be continuous to the handrail of an adjacent stair.
SPS 390.13 Note
Interior deck stairs shall comply with the requirements in chs. SPS 361
, the Commercial Building Code.
Valves installed in or under any deck shall have access provided for operation, service and maintenance.
One hose bibb shall be provided in each public swimming pool or water attraction equipment room.
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.
Organic material and inorganic pervious material shall be separated from the otherwise required deck by an additional 5 feet of deck.
Organic material and inorganic pervious material shall be installed in a 4-inch depression surrounded by a 42-inch high barrier.
Sand play areas may not be located within a pool enclosure unless all of the following are met:
The sand play area is separated from the deck by a 42-inch high rope and bollard or other fence barrier.
Foot or body showers shall be provided at any entrances to the deck from the sand play area.
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 Circulation 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:
(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.
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.
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.
(2) Separate systems.
The circulation system shall be separate for each public swimming pool or water attraction.
Except as provided in pars. (b)
, public swimming pool or water attraction circulation systems may not serve slide or spray features.
A maximum of 10 percent of the required circulation system rate may be provided for the lubrication of slides or to spray features.
Flow in excess of the required circulation rate may serve slides and spray features.
Circulation system equipment, including but not limited to pumps, skimmers, filters, gauges, meters and thermometers, shall be readily accessible for inspection, repair or replacement.
(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.