Next up is install the deck drain, pour the raised deck and steps, and set the pavers. We were planning on doing that this week, but new covid-19 restrictions here start tomorrow for non essential services, so that will delay the project. Not sure how this plays out yet, But prayerfully, the disease and it’s impact can be contained and eliminated for all of us!
Yes, there’s a number of requirements actually. Here’s the excerpt from our Local addendum:
323.1 Handholds required.
Where the depth below the design waterline of the pool or spa exceeds 42 inches (1067 mm), handholds along the perimeter shall be provided. Handholds shall be located at the top of deck or coping, or as modified in section 323.1.2. Handhold shall be a minimum of 6 inches (152.4 mm) long and 1 1⁄2 inches deep.
1. Handholds shall not be required where an underwater bench, seat or swimout is installed.
2. Handholds shall not be required for wave action pools and action rivers.
323.1.1 Height above water. Handholds shall be located not more than 12
323.1.2 Handhold type. Handholds shall be one or more of the following:
1. Top of deck or coping
3. Rock, or artificial rocks with design handholds in rock.
4. Designed Ledge, minimum 3 inches deep, not more than 12 inches (305mm) above the design waterline or 6 inches below.
6. Stair step
7. Any design that allows holding on with one hand while at the side of the pool.
8. Individual tile handholds. Attachment must be made by an approved listed waterproof epoxy.
9. Vanishing edge sloping into the main body of water shall have a maximum wall thickness of 15 inches (381 mm) when used as a handhold.
323.1. 3 Handhold spacing. Handholds shall be horizontally spaced not greater than 4 feet (1219 mm) apart.