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    Beach Entry Code?

    We built our pool a year ago and I've never been happy with the beach entry. It seems much too steep at the flagstone portion. Another pool builder tells me there is a code regulating the entry and that it could be an inspection issue upon resale. Does anyone know how I would check on the code issue? This is in Texas. Thanks!
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    I don't live in Texas, but when I do have a question about codes in regards to anything, not just my pool, I call my City Hall. Tell whoever answers you have a question about code requirements for your pool and they should route you to the proper department.

    I would tell them I am looking into building a pool with a beach entry, just incase yours does happen to be out of code.
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    Block your number from caller i.d. and give them a fake address if they ask for one. That way you avoid a surprise inspection.
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    Is it possible its the same as a wheel chair ramp. 16" of rise for every 1' of run ?
    The builder should have known the code !
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    IIRC, the APSP/ANSI builder's manual states that beach entries should have a max slope of 1' drop in 7' of run.

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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    Thanks for that code - that's what I was lookiing for. Here's the catch, I think. There is probably less than 1' drop over 7', but the first foot in (where the flagstone is) is very steep (too steep). After that initial piece it is fine. So it probably meets the "code", but just isn't necessarily safe or appealing.
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    Any chance of posting a picture for the experts to look at and maybe determine what happened or is happening to it ?
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    Was the pool ever inspected during construction?
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    Re: Beach Entry Code?

    I wouldn't say the code applies to exactly a 1' drop over 7'... my interpretation would be any slope that was 1:7 using any type of unit; meaning if that first part is much steeper, it's probably not allowed.

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