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Discussion in 'Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs' started by Rick18071, May 8, 2019.

  1. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    More srewed up sections. Go by IRC or ISPSC?


    2015 IRC E4208.4 Emergency switch for spas and hot tubs. A
    clearly labeled emergency shutoff or control switch for the
    purpose of stopping the motor(s) that provides power to the
    recirculation system and jet system shall be installed at a
    point that is readily accessible to the users, adjacent to and
    within sight of the spa or hot tub and not less than 5 feet
    (1524 mm) away from the spa or hot tub. This requirement
    shall not apply to single-family dwellings. (680.41)

    ISPSC 313.7 Emergency shutoff switch. An emergency shutoff
    switch shall be provided to disconnect power to recirculation
    and jet system pumps and air blowers. Emergency shutoff
    switches shall be: provided with access; located within sight
    of the pool or spa; and located not less than 5 feet (1524 mm)
    horizontally from the inside walls of the pool or spa.
    Exception: Onground storable pools, permanent inground
    residential swimming pools, residential spas and residential
    water features.

    Also the ISPSC does require an emergency switch for on ground pools and the IRC does not.
     
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    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    We have a lot of inspectors and we are trying to get everyone on the same track. The code for pools is so bad that everyone interprets it differently. We don't want a plan reviewer to say one thing and then the inspector say something different and then another inspector doing a follow up to say something different. And I am talking about the other posts that I made about pools.
    The more I read the 2015 ISPSC the more problems I see with this.
     
  3. Ty J.

    Ty J. Sawhorse

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    No conflict exists.

    See the red text; residential is exempted in both.
     
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    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    Yes I did miss that. But it does not exempt 2 family dwellings and townhouses. I didn't expect to see an exception in the IRC for single family dwellings.
     
  5. Ty J.

    Ty J. Sawhorse

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    Not many pool or hot-tub shared between a 2-family dwelling. If shared between townhouses, it becomes a communal pool which would be permitted as commercial.
     
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    Where does it say it is to be shared? just one dwelling of these could have there own hot tub to have this requirement.
     
  7. Ty J.

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    If it is intended for use by only one residence, would you treat it different than and SFD? I believe that the intent is private vs commercial.
     

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