Pool Compliance Checklist

Use this Pool Compliance Checklist to ensure compliance with US regulations for pool safety through inspections of location, fencing, etc.

Pool Compliance Checklist



Offset Ledges

1. Is the maximum width of the offset ledge 8 inches when located at 42 inches or more measured from the design waterline?


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2. If the offset ledge is less than 42 inches in depth measured from the design waterline, is it proportionately less than 8 inches?


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3. When less than 42 inches in depth, is the width of the offset ledge determined by the depth of the ledge multiplied by 0.194?


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Pool Floor

1. Is the shallow area at a minimum depth of 33 inches and not greater than 48 inches?


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Diving Equipment

1. Is the diving equipment installed according to the manufacturer's instructions?


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2. Does the diving equipment have a permanent label with the manufacturer’s information, the minimum diving envelope, and the maximum weight limit?


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3. Is the diving equipment slip-resistant as per the manufacturer’s specifications?


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4. Does the minimum diving envelope meet the specified requirements?


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5. Is the maximum elevation of the diving board above the designed waterline by the manufacturer’s instructions?


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6. Are the manufacturer's instructions on-site?


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7. Does the height of a stationary diving platform or a diving rock above the design waterline exceed the dimensions?


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8. Is the headroom above the tip of the diving board compliant with the manufacturer’s specifications?


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Special Features

1. Are the pool slide(s) installed according to the manufacturer's instructions?


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2. Is there an entry/exit located at the shallow end when the water depth exceeds 24 inches?


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3. Where the depth exceeds 5 feet, is there a secondary exit/entry or handholds?


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4. If the pool is over 30 feet in width at the deep end, are entry/exits required on both sides?


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5. For pool stairs into the shallow end and recessed pool stairs, is the tread dimension 10 inches x 240 square inches?


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6. Are the riser heights, other than the top and bottom riser, uniform and not greater than 12 inches?


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7. Are the top and bottom risers allowed to be at any height but cannot exceed 12 inches in height, and are the top and bottom risers not required to be uniform?


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8. Is the maximum horizontal surface of underwater seats, benches, and swim-outs less than 20 inches below the design waterline?


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Decks

1. Are the surfaces of decks, ramps, and steps slip-resistant and cleanable?


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2. Are the step risers for decks, pools, and spas uniform with a height not exceeding 7.5 inches?


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3. Is the tread distance from front to back for steps not less than 10 inches?


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4. If handrails are installed, is the top of the gripping surface for pools and spas between 30 to 38 inches, corrosion-resistant, and non-removable?


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5. Is the deck sloped to ensure water doesn't stand more than 1/8" deep after 20 minutes, meeting the minimum slope requirements?


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6. Are the deck edges radiuses, tapered, or designed to eliminate sharp corners?


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Suction Entrapment Avoidance 310 & ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013

1. Is the field checklist for identifying suction entrapment hazards, completed and available for review?


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2. Is the drain cover identified according to VGB2008, ANSI/APSP 16-2011, or is it field-built with an engineer's sealed approval?


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3. Are there no suction outlet covers or grates missing, broken, or incorrectly installed?


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4. Is the outlet blockable? If so is there a second outlet available with a minimum separation of 3 feet center to center, a safety vacuum release system, a suction limiting vent system, a gravity drainage system, an automatic pump shut-off system, or a drain cover larger than 18”x32” with the manufacturer approval and meeting the ANSI/APSP -16 standard?


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5. If provided, is the wall vacuum fitting less than 12 inches below the waterline with an approved self-latching self-closing fitting and isolation valve?


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6. If a wading pool is installed, are prohibited submerged suction outlets avoided?


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7. Is the skimmer vented to the atmosphere through the lid or through a separate vent pipe?


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8. Are gauges installed on the inlet (vacuum) and outlet (pressure)?


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Circulation System

1. Is the piping system sized as per the Residential Circulation Sizing worksheet? (APSP 15)


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2. Is the circulation system designed for a turnover rate of once every six hours? (APSP 15 303.3)


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3. Is the piping and equipment designed to be completely drained?


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4. Is a length of straight pipe that is at least 4 pipe diameters installed before the pump?


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5. Is the required 25-pound hydrostatic pressure test holding with no perceptible fluctuation for not less than 15 minutes?


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Filters

1. Does the filter size match the Residential Circulation sizing worksheet (APSP 15)?


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2. When installed, is the filter a pressure type with a means to allow internal pressure release and installed with a strainer (810)?


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3. When installed does the separation tank have a method of releasing air pressure?


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Skimmers

1. Is the surface skimming system listed and labeled as per NSF 50 installed?


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2. Is one surface skimmer required for every 800 square feet, with additional surface skimmers required for fractions thereof, when automatic skimmers are used as the sole overflow system?


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3. Where a perimeter-type surface skimming system is used as the sole surface skimming system, does the system extend around not less than 50 percent of the pool?


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Ladders And Recessed Treads

1. Are the ladder tread depths uniform and not less than 2 inches in width?


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2. Are ladder tread heights uniform in distance?


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3. Is the minimum and maximum distance between ladder treads, not less than 7 inches and not greater than 12 inches?


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4. Is the top tread of a ladder located not greater than 12 inches below the top of the deck or coping?


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5. Are the ladder tread surfaces slip-resistant?


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Safety

1. Where the depth exceeds 42” from the designed waterline, do handholds exist along the perimeter at the top of the deck or coping, do they have a bench, seat, or swim-out installed?


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2. Are handholds located not more than 12” above the design waterline?


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3. Are handholds spaced horizontally less than 4’?


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4. Are the tops of the handrails positioned at a height between 30 to 38 inches above the step nosing and the finished surface of the ramp?


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5. Are the handrails corrosion-resistant materials?


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6. Are the handrails removable without the use of tools?


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7. Is the diameter of the handrail between 1.25” and 2”?


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8. Are there any obstructions that can cause entrapment or injury?


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Diving Water Envelope

1. Does the diving water envelope meet the specified requirements?


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Walls

1. Do the walls in the shallow area and deep area of the pool have a wall-to-floor transition point that is not less than 33 inches below the design waterline?


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