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(1) When a water slide is provided in conjunction with a pool, the slide must:

(a) be installed according to the manufacturer's instructions;

(b) be approved by the manufacturer for commercial use whether installed in a public or privately owned public swimming pool;

(c) meet all applicable building codes;

(d) meet the requirement of 16 CFR, part 1207;

(e) water slides that are 11 feet or greater in height must provide a lifeguard at the bottom of the slide and an attendant at the top of the slide; and

(f) one attendant may monitor two slides if the entrances to the slides are less than ten feet apart.

(2) The support structure for a water slide and for any access stairs or ramps shall be designed and constructed to withstand the anticipated structural load, both static and dynamic, including wind forces.

(3) A stairway providing access to the top of a water slide shall be at least two feet wide. Stair surfaces shall be slip-resistant and easily cleanable.

(4) The stairway shall comply with the applicable requirements of state and local building codes, and requirements set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

(5) The plans for slide structures must be approved and stamped by a licensed structural engineer.

(6) Water slides must be operated in accordance with the slide manufacturer's guidelines.

History: 50-53-103, MCA; IMP, 50-53-101, 50-53-102, 50-53-103, 50-53-104, 50-53-106, 50-53-107, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 80, Eff. 1/15/10.

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