(a)  Pools and appurtenances shall be constructed of materials which are inert, non-toxic to man, impervious and permanent, which can withstand design stresses and which can provide a water-tight tank with a smooth and cleanable surface.  Use of vinyl liners is prohibited; however, liners no less than 60 mil thick may be used provided the underlying pool shell is of approved construction.  If this material is used for repairs, the existing pool shall be remodeled in accordance with this Rule.

(b)  Sand or earth bottoms are prohibited in swimming pool construction.

(c)  Pool finish, including bottom and sides, shall be of white or light colored material determined visually to contrast least with a value of gray whiter than 50 percent black on an artists gray scale, or shown by reflectance testing to reflect more than 50 percent of visible light.

(d)  Pool surfaces in areas which are intended to provide footing for bathers including steps, ramps, and pool bottoms in areas with water less than three feet deep, shall be designed to provide a slip-resistant surface.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-82;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2010.