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AS 1839:2021


Swimming pools — Premoulded fibre-reinforced plastics — Installation

Specifies procedures for the installation of premoulded fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP) swimming pools conforming to the requirements of AS 1838. KEYWORDS: Swimming pools; Pre-moulded reinforced plastics; Installation
Published: 12/03/2021
Pages: 25
Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Normative references
1.3 Terms and definitions
2 Storage, handling and transport of pools
3 Installation criteria
3.1 General
3.2 Condition of the pool at the point of delivery
3.3 Site investigation
3.4 Hydrostatic pressure
3.5 Hydrodynamic pressure
3.6 Imposed loads
4 Materials
4.1 Bedding
4.2 Backfill
5 Excavation for pools in the ground
5.1 Support during excavation
5.1.1 Permanent support
5.1.2 Temporary support
5.2 Excavation profile
6 Installation of pools in the ground
6.1 Deflection limits for design shape
6.1.1 Overall variation
6.1.2 Deviations from pool shape (internal surface)
6.2 Pool drainage
6.2.1 Height of coping
6.2.2 Drainage around pools
6.2.3 Fully piped subsoil drainage
6.2.4 Bedding
6.2.5 Hydrostatic valve
6.2.6 Standpipe
6.2.7 Sumps
6.3 Site works
6.4 Placement and backfilling of pool
6.5 Final height of pool
6.6 Deflection limits for pool level
6.7 Bond beam
7 Installation of pools above the ground
7.1 General
7.2 Base preparation
7.3 Bedding
7.4 Final height and level of pool
8 Installation of pools in reactive clay soils
8.1 General
8.2 Seasonal movement
8.3 Differential movement
8.4 Other installation requirements in reactive clay soils
9 Pool-associated services
9.1 Electrical connections
9.1.1 General
9.1.2 Equipotential bonding
9.2 Plumbing
9.3 Skimmer boxes
10 Operating and maintenance instructions
11 Consideration of post-installation works
Appendix A
A.1 Scope
A.2 General
A.3 Reactive clay soil classifications
A.4 Seasonal movement
Cited references in this standard
Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
Swimming pools — Premoulded fibre-reinforced plastics — Design and fabrication
Swimming pool safety, Part 3: Water recirculation systems
PVC pipes and fittings for pressure applications
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DR AS 1839:2020
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