15A NCAC 18A .2533 EQUIPMENT ROOM
(a) All pumps, chemical feeding apparatus and other mechanical and electrical equipment shall be enclosed in a weatherproof structure with a minimum ceiling height of seven feet. The equipment room shall be provided with a door with a permanent lock that must be kept locked when not in use by the pool operator. Filters located outside the equipment room shall be completely enclosed by a fence.
(b) Lighting to allow the operator to read all gauges and control devices shall be provided.
(c) Valves and control devices shall be accessible and visible to the pool operator. At least three feet of clear walkway shall be provided to allow access to equipment.
(d) Drainage in and around the equipment room shall preclude the possibility of water entering or accumulating on any interior surface of the enclosure. Equipment room floors shall be sloped not less than ¼ inch per foot toward the drains.
(e) Natural cross draft or continuous forced ventilation is required.
(f) A permanent means of access shall be provided to all equipment rooms.
(g) A hose bib with an approved backflow prevention device shall be provided within 50 feet of the equipment room.
History Note: Authority G.S. 130A‑282;
Eff. May 1, 1991;
Amended Eff. February 1, 2004; January 1, 1996.