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11' long x 4' wide bridge over pool
April 26, 2015
10:10 pm
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robin laplant
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I also looking for same size pool as well. Please contact me fast

March 20, 2015
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Just wanted to say thank you for the comments.  The perspective on my end is the same.  It's a bridge.....suppy guard rails.  Glad to have help

February 17, 2015
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Possibly, it might be helpful to think about the pool not having any water in it when considering it a bridge to walk across. And, if you are considering it a diving/jumping point, then you need to consider "the launch point" elevation  above the water and the shape of the diving water envelope below. I'm not sure that the code will be very helpful in determing the needed information.

February 12, 2015
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I can still call it a structure.  Speaking as a building official, I would insist that the "bridge" have suitable guardrails on both sides.  I'm not sure how you can say it is a "bridge" and also a diving or jumping platform if the occupants of that home can use it to walk "over" the pool.

I say it's either or, but not both and I would approach code issues from that perspective.

February 7, 2015
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I'm looking at a residential pool with a proposed bridge with the above dimensions.  I see a few safety concerns. If the bridge is classified as a 'jumping platform', what is the required depth of the water and for what distance? Does not the elevation of the bridge also add to the equation?  What is the requrired head height from the pool bottom to the lowest elevation of the bridge?  

I've done some extensive code searching.  Based on some certain pool 'Types', as in Type 0, Type 1, Type 2, etc. that I found, there are minimum dimensions for these different types.  However, I do not see where this applies to residential pools.

I'm addressing California Codes as that is the adopted code for this situation.  The depth is well over 36" adjacent to the brige, however I'm sure there are minimum depths required for a 'jumping' platform and/or a 'diving' platform.  The codition I'm looking at may, at minimum, require a guard on one side. 

I can see the injury possibilities.