November 23, 2015
Thanks for your question. I have similar question
April 6, 2015
Section 307.4 (2012 and 2015 ISPSC) point to the IBC or the IRC as applicable for structural design. Although those codes don't have specific about pool design, there is the thought that these walls would be subjected to loads such that they would need to be appropriately designed. For example, what if the spa was empty and the pool full or water? Or vice versa? Is there concern about wave action in the pool? Are there seismic design loads that need to be considered? Will the gunite bottom of the pool support the weight of the walls? What kind of "tie in" might be necessary between the bottom of the walls and the bottom of the pool? Pool structural design is a specialized field of structural engineering. Someone who is familiar with the engineering of field-built pools should be looking at this project
March 25, 2015
I have a plan for an existing gunite swimming pool that is adding 2 CMU walls to create a spa on the interior. What code sections in particular would i reference for such an installation? Is there anything in particular i should be looking out for?