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    New postby mtCDCcb on Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:28 pm

    We have a new hot tub going in at a residential multi-family development. Am I reading the code (2009 IBC 3109.4) correctly that if the hot tub has a cover complying with ASTM F 1346 then, by code, no barrier (fence) is required? Thanks.
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    Re: Pool Barrier

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:42 pm

    mtCDCcb wrote:We have a new hot tub going in at a residential multi-family development.

    Is the hot tub for a single residential dwelling unit and within the confines of that unit?

    If yes, then yes:
    - 3109.4 Residential swimming pools. Residential swimming pools shall comply with Sections 3109.4.1 through 3109.4.3.
    - - Exception: A swimming pool with a power safety cover or a spa with a safety cover complying with ASTM F 1346.
    - - - (Unless the local AHJ has additional requirements.)

    If no, then you need to go to:
    - 3109.3 Public swimming pools. Public swimming pools shall be completely enclosed by a fence at least 4 feet (1290 mm) in height or a screen enclosure. Openings in the fence shall not permit the passage of a 4-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere. The fence or screen enclosure shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates.
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