SPS 390.14 Note Note: See ch. SPS 390 Appendix for further explanatory material.
SPS 390.14(13)(b)9. 9. Wall return inlets may not extend more than one inch into a basin.
SPS 390.14(13)(b)10. 10. Except for leisure rivers, there shall be a wall return inlet within 5 feet of each corner of a basin wall.
SPS 390.14(13)(c) (c) Suction outlets.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)1.1. Suction system flow through main drains shall be designed to accommodate 100 percent of the circulation flow rate in accordance with all of the following:
SPS 390.14(13)(c)1.a. a. All basins shall be provided with a suction outlet in the lowest point of the basin in the floor or the wall.
SPS 390.14 Note Note: For main drains installed in diving wells, see Figure 390.11-1 and Table 390.11-1.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)1.b. b. Where 2 or more drains connect within the circulation system, all drains minus any one in the set shall be designed to collectively convey 100 percent of the circulation flow rate.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)1.c. c. The distance between the bottom of the suction outlet grate and the opening of the suction pipe shall equal or exceed at least 1.5 times the inside diameter of the suction pipe.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)2. 2. Suction outlet grates shall comply with at least one of the following requirements:
SPS 390.14(13)(c)2.a. a. A single grate having at least one dimension of length, width, diagonal or diameter that is at least 36 inches.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)2.b. b. Two or more grates of any size separated from other suction outlets by at least 3 feet.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)3. 3. Suction systems shall be designed so that the maximum flow rates are not exceeded under operating conditions.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)4. 4. Suction grates and covers shall be listed as conforming to ASME/ANSI A112.19.8.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)5. 5. The maximum opening of any suction grate shall prevent the passage of a ½-inch sphere.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)6.a.a. Barriers shall be provided on all wave pool caisson walls.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)6.b. b. Openings in caisson barriers shall prevent the passage of a 4-inch sphere.
SPS 390.14(13)(c)7. 7. Vacuum fittings are not permitted within public swimming pools or water attractions.
SPS 390.14(13)(d) (d) Surface skimming systems.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)1.1. Surface skimming systems shall be included in the design of and installed to serve all basins.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)2. 2. Surface skimming systems shall be designed and constructed to skim the basin surface when the water level is maintained within the operational parameters of the system's rim or weir device.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)3. 3. Skimmers shall be located so as to maintain effective skimming action.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)4. 4. Skimmer covers located on a walking surface shall be designed and installed to comply with all of the following requirements:
SPS 390.14(13)(d)4.a. a. The skimmer cover shall be appropriately seated.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)4.b. b. The skimmer cover shall be slip resistant.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)4.c. c. The skimmer cover shall be sufficiently strong so as to withstand normal use.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)4.d. d. The skimmer cover may not create a tripping hazard.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)5. 5. Equalizer lines shall have an anti-entrapment cover or other entrapment protection in accordance with ASME/ANSI A112.19 when suction fittings are located in the wall of a basin.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)6. 6. Where automatic skimming devices are used as the sole overflow system, at least one surface skimming device shall be provided for each 500 square feet or fraction thereof of water surface area.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)7. 7. Circulation systems shall be designed to carry 100 percent of the rated circulation volume through the skimmers.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)8. 8. The flow rate through automatic skimmers shall be no less than 3 gallons per minute per inch of skimmer weir width.
SPS 390.14 Note Note: The maximum flow rate through skimmers is determined by the ANSI/NSF 50 rating.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)9. 9. Acceptable options for surface skimming systems shall be in accordance with Table 390.14-3.
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SPS 390.14(13)(d)10. 10. When a gutter skimming system is used, the system shall be connected to a circulation system with an adequate surge capacity to permit all phases of operation.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)11.a.a. Except as provided in subd. 11. b., a zero-depth trench shall extend continuously from within 3 feet of one wall of the basin to within 3 feet of the opposite wall of the basin.
SPS 390.14(13)(d)11.b. b. Where the entire perimeter of the basin consists of a zero-depth entry, 50 percent shall be evenly-distributed zero-depth trench.
SPS 390.14 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (10) (a) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; correction in (1), (11) (a) 2., (13) (d) 9. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 390.16 SPS 390.16 Mechanical systems.
SPS 390.16(1)(1) Electrical. Electrical components shall comply with the requirements of ch. SPS 316.
SPS 390.16(2) (2)Water heaters.
SPS 390.16(2)(a)(a) Water heating equipment shall comply with chs. SPS 364 and 365.
SPS 390.16(2)(b) (b) A thermometer accurate to within plus or minus 2oF of the operating range shall be installed in the circulation piping.
SPS 390.16(2)(c) (c) The thermometer required in par. (b) shall be accessible for reading.
SPS 390.16(2)(d) (d) The use of a toxic solution, such as, but not limited to, heat transfer fluid in a single-wall heat exchanger, is prohibited.
SPS 390.16(2)(e) (e) Water heaters and hot water storage tanks shall be equipped with temperature and pressure relief valves in accordance with ch. SPS 384.
SPS 390.16(3) (3)Illumination.
SPS 390.16(3)(a)(a) Artificial lighting shall be provided so that all areas of the pool, including the bottom, shall be visible when the pool or water attraction is used during periods of low illumination.
SPS 390.16(3)(b) (b) For outdoor facilities, overhead lighting shall provide a minimum of 3 footcandles of illumination at the water surface and on the deck.
SPS 390.16(3)(c) (c) For indoor facilities, overhead lighting shall provide a minimum of 10 footcandles at the water surface and on the deck.
SPS 390.16(3)(d)1.1. Except as permitted in subd. 2., underwater lighting shall provide a minimum of ½-watt incandescent light per square foot of water surface area or equivalent.
SPS 390.16(3)(d)2. 2. If overhead lighting provides a minimum of 15 footcandles illumination at the water surface, no underwater lighting is required.
SPS 390.16(3)(e) (e) For exterior facilities, areas that are designed to operate during periods of low illumination shall be provided with sufficient emergency lighting to permit evacuation of the facility.
SPS 390.16(3)(f) (f) For exterior facilities, emergency lighting shall activate within 10 seconds of lighting failure.
SPS 390.16(4) (4)Water supply.
SPS 390.16(4)(a)(a) Water quality. The water supply for all public swimming pools and water attractions shall meet the water quality requirements as listed in ch. SPS 382, Table 382.70-1.
SPS 390.16 Note Note: Refer to Appendix A-390.16 (4) for s. SPS 382.70 Table 382.70-1.
SPS 390.16(4)(b) (b) Cross connection control. Protection of the potable water supply shall comply with s. SPS 382.41.
SPS 390.16(4)(c) (c) Makeup water quality. Makeup water to maintain the water level in all public swimming pools and water attractions and water used as a vehicle for disinfectants or other pool chemicals, for pump priming or for other such additions, shall meet the requirements listed in ch. SPS 382, Table 382.70-1.
SPS 390.16 Note Note: Refer to Appendix A-390.16 (4) for s. SPS 382.70 Table 382.70-1.
SPS 390.16(4)(d) (d) Spray feature water. Water used for spray features or water falling onto patrons shall be disinfected if supplied from a whirlpool or wading pool basin.
SPS 390.16(5) (5)Wastewater disposal. Wastewater discharges shall be in accordance with ss. SPS 382.38 Table 382.38-1 and 382.33.
SPS 390.16 Note Note: See ch. SPS 390 Appendix for a reprint of Table 382.38-1.
SPS 390.16(6) (6)Equipment room.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)(a) An equipment room or equipment enclosure shall be provided to serve all public swimming pools and water attractions.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)1. 1. An equipment room shall be ventilated in accordance with ch. SPS 364.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)2. 2. An equipment room shall be drained.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)3. 3. An equipment room shall be accessible for operation and maintenance of equipment.
SPS 390.16(6)(b) (b) The doors to all rooms in which a chlorine gas feeder is located or a cylinder of compressed chlorine gas is located or stored shall be labeled "DANGER-CHLORINE GAS" in clearly readable letters.
SPS 390.16 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1), (2) (a), (e), (4) (a), (b), (c), (5), (6) (a) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 390.17 SPS 390.17 Sanitizing equipment.
SPS 390.17(1) (1) Equipment standards.
SPS 390.17(1)(a)(a) Sanitizing equipment shall be certified to comply with the requirements of NSF/ANSI 50.
SPS 390.17(1)(b) (b) A chemical system that provides the residual required by ch. DHS 172 shall be installed when an alternative means of disinfection is proposed.
SPS 390.17 Note Note: Alternative disinfection systems include ultraviolet light, ozone and electrolytic chlorine generation, but are not limited to those systems.
SPS 390.17(1)(c) (c) Sanitizing equipment shall be capable of introducing a sufficient quantity of a U.S. EPA-approved sanitizer for normal operating procedures.
SPS 390.17 Note Note: See ch. DHS 172 for disinfectant concentration and efficacy requirements.
SPS 390.17(1)(d) (d) Sanitizing equipment shall be certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
SPS 390.17(2) (2)Sanitizing equipment.
SPS 390.17(2)(a)(a) Skimmer baskets may not be used as chemical feeders.
SPS 390.17(2)(b) (b) An automatic controller for controlling the sanitizing equipment shall be installed on all public swimming pools and water attractions.
SPS 390.17(2)(c) (c) The automatic controller shall include a flow sensor installed so that the chemical feed pump will not operate without a return flow to disburse the chemical.
SPS 390.17(2)(d) (d) The automatic controller shall be electrically interlocked with the circulation pump control circuit.
SPS 390.17 Note Note: Pool operation requirements are found in ch. DHS 172, Wis. Adm. Code.
SPS 390.17(2)(e) (e) The automatic controller and circulation pump shall have separate disconnect switches.
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