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PDFWAC 388-76-10784

Water hazards—Fences, gates, and alarms.

For any adult family home licensed after July 1, 2007 or any currently licensed adult family home that adds or modifies a new or existing water hazard after July 1, 2007 must ensure:
(1) Pools, spas, and hot tubs are installed according to the requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC) as adopted by the Washington state building code council.
(2) Water hazards over twenty-four inches deep are:
(a) Enclosed by fences and gates at least forty-eight inches high;
(b) Equipped with an audible alarm that sounds when any door, screen, or gate that directly leads to or surrounds the water hazard is opened; and
(c) Secured by locking any doors, screens, or gates that lead directly to or surround the water hazard.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and 70.128.060. WSR 21-11-074, § 388-76-10784, filed 5/17/21, effective 8/1/21. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040. WSR 09-03-030, § 388-76-10784, filed 1/12/09, effective 2/12/09.]
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