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 G1.0(b) Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions
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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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.