Section G Ancillary provisions
Part G1 Minor structures and components
Tas GP1.2 Swimming pool access and water recirculation systems
A barrier must be provided to a swimming pool and must—
be continuous for the full extent of the hazard; and
be of a strength and rigidity to withstand the foreseeable impact of people; and
restrict the access of young children to the pool and the immediate pool surrounds; and
have any gates and doors fitted with latching devices not readily operated by young children, and constructed to automatically close and latch.
Tas GP1.2(a) only applies to a swimming pool associated with a Class 2 or 3 building or Class 4 part of a building, with a depth of water more than 300 mm.
swimming pools must be suitable and safe to use and be provided with appropriate facilities.
Tas GP1.6 does not apply to a swimming pool associated with a Class 2 building.
Tas G1.0(b) Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
Performance RequirementsGP1.2 to GP1.5, Tas GP1.2 and Tas GP1.6 are satisfied by complying with G1.1 to G1.3 and Tas G1.1.
Tas G1.1 Swimming Pools
Swimming pools for the use of the public, a club, or an association, or in connection with Class 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 buildings must—
be constructed of durable materials with smooth finishes; and
have sides vertical; and
in that part of the pool where the water depth is not more than 1.5 m, have the bottom or floor slope not steeper than 1 vertical to 15 horizontal; and
have the depth of water marked clearly and conspicuously on each side of the pool (at the shallow end and at the deep end); and
not have diving boards installed where the water depth is less than 3.5 m; and
have scum-gutters with opening not less than 150 mm if they are to provide hand-holds; and
have the floor or bottom of the pool, except for the guide lines, of such colours that the light reflectance is not less than 60%.
For a public swimming pool or pool in which competitions are held—
all steps into the pool must be recessed; and
fittings must not project into the water area; and
piping must not be bracketed to the sides to provide hand-holds; and
surrounding concourses must be provided not less than 2 m wide, with a suitable non-slip surface, graded away from the pool and drained to waste; and
dressing rooms with sanitary accommodation must be so located that bathers pass through that accommodation enroute to the swimming pool.
If the volume of a swimming pool exceeds 15 m3—
an adequate water recirculation, disinfection and filtration system must be installed; and
the inlet and outlet openings in a swimming pool for the purpose of water recirculation must be so located that water movement is continuous from inlet to outlet; and
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recirculation of water in a swimming pool must be so designed that the pool contents are recirculated not less than once in the period shown in Tas Table G1.1(f); and
water filtration rates must not exceed 12 250 L/m2 of sand filter bed per hour, or an equivalent rate in other filter media.
|Pool type||Period (hours)|
|Outdoor swimming pool||6 hours|
|Indoor swimming pool||4 hours|
|Wading pool||2 hours|
Where no other suitable sanitary accommodation is provided, sanitary facilities must be provided in accordance with Tas Table G1.1(g).
|Gender||Maximum number served by 1 closet fixture||Maximum number served by each extra closet fixture||Maximum number served by 1 urinal||Maximum number served by each extra urinal||Maximum number served by 1 wash basin||Maximum number served by each extra wash basin|
Where no other suitable shower facilities are provided, showers must be provided so that each shower serves up to 40 persons.