The Ontario Building Code | Ramps into Public Pools
220.127.116.11. Ramps into Public Pools
(1) Where barrier-free access for entry into and egress from the water of a public pool is provided by a ramp as required by Clause 18.104.22.168.(1)(a), the pool shall be designed and constructed in accordance with Sentences (2) to (4).
(2) A ramp shall have,
(a) along each side a handrail that,
(i) has a height of not less than 865 mm and not more than 965 mm, and
(ii) runs parallel to the slope of the ramp,
(b) a width of at least 1 100 mm,
(c) a curb or other means to prevent a wheelchair from falling off the side of the ramp,
(e) a landing at the bottom at least 1 500 mm in length and the same width as the ramp.
(a) the landing at the bottom of the ramp is at least 450 mm but not more than 550 mm below the top of the wall separating the ramp from the pool,
(b) the landing is equipped with a floor drain at its lowest point,
(c) the top of the wall between the pool and the ramp is at least 250 mm and not more than 300 mm in width,
(d) the pool deckis capable of accommodating a movable barrier separating the deck from the ramp,
(f) the ramp has a slope not exceeding 1 in 12.
(a) the water depth at the bottom of the ramp is at least 600 mm and not greater than 900 mm,
(b) a hard-surfaced area that is at least 750 mm wide is contiguous to the entire length of the part of the submerged ramp that pierces any part of the deck,
(c) the area described in Clause (b) is capable of accommodating a movable barrier separating the area from the deck,
(d) the finishes in submerged portions of the ramps and curbs are different in colour or shade from each other and from that of the pool walls and bottom, and
(e) the submerged ramp has a slope not exceeding 1 in 9.