According to the 2012 IRC, which of the following would be considered a swimming pool?

  1. A) A hot tub that contains water more than 42 inches deep
  2. B) A spa that contains water 36 inches deep
  3. C) A structure that is constructed to contain water in excess of 24 inches deep, but has a water level that is maintained at a constant 20 inches deep.
  4. D) All Of The Above



The applicability of the code provisions for swimming pools is determined by the depth/capacity of the swimming pool structure. When the structure used for swimming or recreational bathing exceeds the minimum design water depth of 24 inches it must comply with the requirements provided in Appendix G of the International Residential Code.