VOSI PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARD V40.1
FOR
SAFE SWIMMING POOL DIVING

1. SCOPE

1.1 To establish a minimum diving depth and maximum age that will allow safe diving for inground pools.

2. REFERENCED DOCUMENTS

2.1 "Standard for Residential In ground Swimming Pools", ANSI/NSPI-5, April 25, 1995.

2.2 "Standard for Public Swimming Pools", ANSI/NSPI-1, 1991.

2.3 "Building Officials & Code Administrators", 1996

2.4 VOSI RR10-V40.1, "Research Report for Safe Swimming Pool Diving".

3. TERMINOLOGY

3.1 Safe Diving Pool (Children) - a swimming pool designed in accordance with Refs. 2.1 thru 2.3, with a maximum diving age of 14 years and 5' minimum when diving depth from the pool edge.

3.2 Safe Diving Pool (Adults) - a minimum hopper depth of 10'-0" when designed in accordance with Refs. 2.1 thru 2.3 with a maximum permissible slope from the shallow end being .

3.2 Diving Depth from Pool Edge - a 5' minimum depth is required when diving from the pool edge.

4. SIGNIFICANCE & USE

4.1 Avoid lawsuits by establishing a maximum safe diving age and minimum diving depth from the pool edge.

4.2 Prevent needless diving related injuries.

5. KEYWORDS

5.1 In Ground Diving Pool, Maximum Diving age, Minimum Diving Depth

*NOTE: This standard will be balloted by both VOSI membership and the NSPI technical committee. 

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Created: 2003-01-15 Last Updated: 2003-01-22