Michael Ellars


Michael Ellars, AIA, APX, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, CASp

Chapter 11B, Division 10 (Recreational Facilities)

2013 CBC Revisions:
Intervening Code Cycle

Chapter 11B, Division 10 (Recreational Facilities) 

Pool Lift Exceptions

11B-1009.2.1 Pool lift location. Pool lifts shall be located where the water level is 36 inches (914 mm) minimum and 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum.

1. Where the entire pool depth is less than 36 inches (914 mm) or greater than 48 inches (1219 mm), compliance with Section 11B-1009.2.1 shall not be required.
2. Where multiple pool lift locations are provided, no more than one pool lift shall be required to be located in an area where the water level is 48 inches (1219 mm) maximum.
3. Where the water depth of the entire swimming pool, wading pool or spa is less than 36 inches (914 mm), pool lifts shall be located where the water level is less than 36 inches (914 mm).

Combined Exception 3 into Exception 1 for clarity.

Pool Lift Seat Dimension

11B-1009.2.4 Seat. The seat shall be rigid and shall have a back support that is at least 12 inches (305 mm) tall. The height of the lift seat shall be designed to allow a stop at 17 inches (432 mm) minimum to 19 inches (483 mm) maximum …

Corrected a metric conversion error at Section 11B-1009.2.4.