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  • CHAPTER7
    ONGROUND STORABLE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS

    SECTION701
    GENERAL

    701.1 Scope.

    This chapter describes certain criteria for the design, manufacturing, and testing of onground storable pools intended for residential use. This includes portable pools with flexible or nonrigid side walls that achieve their structural integrity by means of uniform shape, support frame or a combination thereof, and that can be disassembled for storage or relocation. This chapter includes what has been commonly referred to in past standards or codes as onground or above-ground pools.

    701.1.1 Permanent inground residential swimming pool.

    This chapter does not apply to permanent inground residential pools, as defined in Chapter 8.

    701.2 General.

    In addition to the requirements of this chapter, onground storable residential swimming pools shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 3.

    701.3 Floor slopes.

    Floor slopes shall be uniform and in accordance with Sections 701.3.1 through 701.3.4.

    701.3.1 Shallow end.

    The slope of the floor from the shallow end wall towards the deep area shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 7 units horizontal (14-percent slope) to the point of the first slope change.

    701.3.2 Transition.

    The slope of the floor from the point of the first slope change towards the deepest point shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 3 units horizontal (33-percent slope).

    701.3.3 Adjacent.

    The slope adjacent to the shallow area shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 3 units horizontal (33-percent slope) and the slope adjacent to the side walls shall not exceed 1 unit vertical in 1 unit horizontal (100-percent slope).

    701.3.4 Change point.

    The point of the first slope change shall be defined as the point at which the shallow area slope exceeds 1 unit vertical in 7 units horizontal (14-percent slope) and is not less than 6 feet (1889 mm) from the shallow end wall of the pool.

    701.4 Identification.

    For onground storable residential pools with a vinyl liner, the manufacturer’s name and the liner identification number shall be affixed to the liner. For onground storable residential pools without a liner, the manufacturer’s name and identification number shall be affixed to the exterior of the pool structure.

    701.5 Installation.

    Onground storable pools shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

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