ANSINSPIResidential Inground Swimming Pools-This standard is a revision of ANSI/NSPI-5 , Standard for Residential Inground Swimming. Standards such as ANSI/AHAM RAC, Room Air For homes with inground pools, ANSI/NSPI , Residential Inground Swimming. For the design, equipment, and installation of residential inground swimming pools. This standard is referenced in the International Codes. PURCHASE .

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Underwater lighting fixtures shall be approved for the service.

Steps and ladders shall have a handrail on both sides. Unobstructed walk areas not less than thirty six inches 36″ wide shall be provided immediately adjacent to and extending entirely around the pool. Swimming pools shall be designed to withstand the water pressure from within and to resist the pressure of the earth when the pool is empty and a certificate of an architect licensed by the state or of a structural engineer licensed by the state, shall be required as evidence of such design characteristics.

Where a wall of a dwelling serves as part of the barrier, one of the following conditions shall be met: For the purpose of this section, the front line of any residence shall be a line drawn parallel to any road abutting the lot which intersects the point of the residence located closest to that road. Go to new ordinance. Drawings and plans first shall be presented to the building officer for examination and approval, and each pool shall be constructed in conformity with the approved plans.

A hair and lint catcher or strainer shall be installed on the suction side of the circulation pump to prevent hair, lint and other extraneous matter from reaching the pump and filters.

All discharged water shall be drained entirely upon the property on which the swimming pool is located and shall not flow on any adjoining property.

The maximum slope permitted between point D 2 and the transition point shall not exceed one unit vertical to three units horizontal 1: Materials and construction used in swimming pools shall comply with the applicable requirements of this code. A pool cover which is placed over the water area, and is opened and closed with a motorized mechanism activated by a control switch.

Conclusions of Law The Florida Building Commission has the specific statutory authority to interpret the provisions of the Florida Building Code by entering a declaratory statement. The objective of this standard is to provide recommended minimum guidelines for the design, equipment, installation, and use of residential inground swimming pools.

Need more than one copy? Equipment shall be provided for 203 disinfection of all pool water. An approved gravity drainage system.


No less than two 2 or more means of egress in the form of steps or ladders shall be provided for all swimming pools, one of which shall be located ansk the deep end of the pool and one of which shall be located at the shallow end of the pool. Single or multiple pump circulation systems shall be provided with a minimum of two 2 suction outlets of the approved type.

Sight glasses that can be easily removed for cleaning shall be provided in effluent line from the filter units. Lighting shall be directed so as not to constitute a nuisance or annoyance to other property owners.

ANSI/NSPI-5 2003 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools (PDF Download)

A minimum horizontal or vertical distance of three 3 feet shall separate ansj outlets. Such deactivation shall last for not more than 15 seconds. A minimum of one recirculation system inlet shall be provided for every six hundred fifteen square feet of surface area of the pool.

Section AG – Barrier Requirements: The objective of this standard is to provide recommended minimum guidelines for the design, equipment, installation, and use of residential inground swimming pools. Swimming pool water recirculation system inlet shall be located so as to produce, so far as possible, uniform circulation of water throughout the pool without the existence of andi spots and to carry pool bottom deposits to the outlets, and shall discharge at a minimum depth of ten inches 10″ below the pool overflow level.

Any private swimming pool that is not an indoor pool. The energy 2030 for residential pools and inground spas shall be as specified in Sections All walls surrounding an indoor swimming pool shall comply with section AG Access gates shall comply with the requirements of section AG Water drained ndpi the pool shall not be discharged during periods of rain or storms.

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Barriers shall be located so as to prohibit permanent structures, equipment or similar objects from being used to climb the barriers. For the purposes of this combined or total measurement and the application of this section, any swimming pool shall be considered as having 4 sides, based upon the 4 most significant changes of aansi.

All other suction piping velocities napi be 8 fps for residential pools. These design controls are intended to provide protection against potential drownings and near-drownings by restricting access to swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. The three industry standards and their respective flow and velocity requirements are: Treads of steps and ladders ans be constructed of nonslip material and at least three inches 3″ wide for their full length. Minimum water depths and distances for diving hoppers for pools, based on board height above water, 203 comply with table A for public pools and table B for private pools in section of this chapter.


ANSI/NSPI-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools (PDF Download)

Any swimming pool other than a private swimming pool. Gaseous chlorination system shall not be made use of as a disinfection method of pool water.

The alarm shall sound continuously for a minimum of 30 seconds immediately after the door is opened and be capable of being heard throughout the house during normal household activities. The Petitioner is in anssi process of designing a 10, gallon residential swimming pool with a therapy spa in Bradenton, Florida, in accordance with the Florida Building Code.

See definition of Private Swimming Pool. We have no amendments or corrections for this standard. Standards Subsctiption may be the perfect solution. The recirculation system pump shall have sufficient capacity to discharge the volume of water required for an eight 8 hour turnover of the pool against the maximum head in the recirculating system.

Any outdoor swimming pool shall be completely enclosed by a barrier which shall not be more than fifteen feet 15′ from the edge of the walk areas as required by this chapter; and the combined measurement between the edge of said walk areas and said required barrier as measured at the anssi points of separation on each of the four 4 sides shall not exceed thirty two feet 32′ in total.

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All pool and spa single or multiple outlet circulation systems shall be equipped with atmospheric vacuum relief should grate covers located therein become missing or broken. Pools shall be equipped with facilities for completely emptying the pool and the discharge of the pool water shall be at a rate not exceeding two hundred gallons per minute.

The filter backwashing facilities shall be sufficient to backwash at a hspi of twelve 12 gallons per minute per square foot of filter area. Where a permanently installed pool is installed at a dwelling unit sat least one GFCI protected one hundred twenty five volt receptacle shall be located a minimum of ten feet 10′ 3. Section AG – Abbreviations: