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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 265GENERAL SANITATION
SUBCHAPTER LPUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS AND SPAS
RULE §265.186Islands in Pools and Spas Constructed on or After the Effective Date of This Subchapter

(a) An island not more than 18 inches in width along the entire length of the island and not designed for walking on, shall have no stairs, ladders or bridges to the island that can be accessed by users.

(b) An island designed to be walked on by lifeguards shall be a minimum of 18 inches in width along the entire length of the island.

(c) An island not designed or intended for walking on by pool or spa users shall have signs stating "No Entry" in letters minimum of 2 inches in height.

(d) An island designed for pool and spa users shall be accessible by bridge, ramp, ladder or stairway from the pool or spa.

(e) All bridges spanning a pool or spa, or any other structure not intended for interactive play that span a pool or spa, shall have a minimum clearance of 7 feet from the bottom of the pool and 4 feet above the water surface to any bridge or any structure overhead.

(f) A bridge or ramp shall have a minimum 42-inch high barrier on both sides of the bridge or ramp.

(g) An island shall have a demarcation tile line on the perimeter of the island that is a minimum of 4 inches in height and shall be positioned in the top 4-1/2 inches of the island wall just under the coping.


Source Note: The provisions of this §265.186 adopted to be effective January 1, 2021, 45 TexReg 9529

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