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37.111.1022    DIVING BOARD AND AREA

(1) Diving towers, spring boards or diving floats when provided must be rigidly constructed and securely anchored.

(2) The minimum depth of water under the end of the diving board and for 12 feet beyond must be as follows:


Height of Board in Meters                        Depth of Water

             0.0 - 2.0                                               8 1/2 feet

             2.1 - 3.0                                             10 feet

             3.1 or more                                        11 1/2 feet


(3) An area of 13 vertical feet above a diving board, horizontally at least 8 feet behind, 8 feet to each side, and 16 feet forward, measured from the center of the front end of the board, must be unobstructed.

(4) There must be a horizontal separation of at least 10 feet between diving boards, unless the boards are situated less than 1 meter above the water, in which case they must be situated at least 8 feet from each other. If one board is situated less than 1 meter above the water and an adjacent board is situated higher than that, the two boards must be separated by at least 10 feet.

(5) The lifeguard requirements of ARM 37.111.1021(1) (e) must be met.

History: Sec. 50-53-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-53-103 and 50-53-107, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3232, Eff. 11/23/00; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2425.

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