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VOSI - Slip and Fall Standard V41.23F

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VOSI SLIP & FALL STANDARD V41.23F-01
 FOR
 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS WHO SEAL SWIMMING POOL PRINTS

1. SCOPE

1.1 To specify the ANSI/NSPI-5 and ANSI/NSPI-1 standards for residential inground and public swimming pools to insure the public's health and safety.

1.2 To specify Voices of Safety International (VOSI) slip resistance requirements (VOSI V41.23E) for both above ground and inground swimming pool decks.

2. REFERENCED DOCUMENTS

2.1 ANSI/NSPI-5 1995 American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

2.2 ANSI /NSPI-1 American National Standard for Public Swimming Pools

2.3 VOSI V41.23E-00, Voices of Safety International (VOSI) "Standard for Slip & Trip Resistant Sidewalks and swimming Pool Decks" (www.voicesofsafety.com)

2.4 The International Building Code 2000 (IBC) supercedes BOCA, ICBO & SBCC, now under International Code Council (ICC).

2.5 http://www.voicesofsafety.com "About VOSI"..."Public Safety"..."Public Health"

3. TERMINOLOGY

3.1 See referenced documents

4. SIGNIFICANCE & USE

4.1 The following notes must be on all residential inground swimming pool prints sealed by professional engineers:

4.1.1 Swimming pools must meet design safety and health requirements of ANSI/NSPI - 5 for residential swimming pools type___ 
        Note: Diving equipment is prohibited on Type 0 pools

4.1.2 Swimming pools decks must meet slip & trip resistance requirements of VOSI V41.23E

4.1.3 Pour minimum of 4" thick concrete collar around the entire base of the pool perimeter (vinyl liner pools)

4.1.4 Enclose pool per IBC 2000,appendix chapter 4-1, "Swimming Pool Enclosures"

4.2 The following notes must be on all public swimming pool prints sealed by professional engineers:

4.2.1 Swimming pools must meet design safety and health requirements of ANSI/NSPI-1 for public swimming pools type____

4.2.2 Same as 4.1.2

4.3 Building Officials must obtain certification from the pool contractor that the deck material meets the VOSI V41.23E slip resistance requirements; and insure that International Building Code (IBC Appendix 4-1) swimming pool enclosure requirements are met.

4.4 Pool prints, in lieu of notes 4.1.1 - 4.1.4, shall state as the first note: "Pools & enclosures per VOSI V41.23F"

4.5 Pool contractors shall provide building officials with copies of VOSI V41.23E, and V41.23F and letters which explain this new process.

5. KEYWORDS

5.1 Slip Resistant Pool Deck, Trip Resistant Pool Deck, Professional Engineer, Building Official

This STANDARD is under the jurisdiction of Voices of Safety International (VOSI) "Public Safety" Committee.

Copies are available from: VOSI, 264 Park Ave., North Caldwell, NJ, 07006. Ph.(973) 228-2258, Fax (973) 228-0276, e-mail: dcmeserlian@voicesofsafety.com

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Created: 2001-05-19 Last Updated: 2002-04-15