15A NCAC 18A .2529       USER LOADING

In determining the maximum number of persons allowed in the pool at any one time, the following criteria shall govern:

(1)           Fifteen square feet (1.39 sq m) of water surface area per person shall be provided in areas of the pool five feet (1.52 m) deep or less.

(2)           Twenty‑four square feet (2.23 sq m) of water surface area per person shall be provided in areas of the pool greater than five feet (1.52 m) deep.  Three hundred square feet (27.87 sq m) of pool area around each diving board or platform, where provided, shall not be included in computing this area for the purpose of determining maximum bather load.

(3)           Ten square feet (0.9 sq m) of water surface area per person shall be provided in spas.

(4)           Twenty-five square feet of splash zone area per person shall be provided at interactive play attractions.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑282;

Eff. May 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. March 1, 2004; January 1, 1996.