2009 Rule Revision (64E-9, FAC)-
Effective May 24, 2009
and Treatment System Requirements
(10) Main Drain Outlets
(f) All pools built without
a main drain collector tank must be retrofitted with a properly sized and
piped collector tank as described in the collector tank definition, the
first paragraph of 64E-9.005, 64E-9.007(8), and 64E-9.007(10) on or before
the following dates to eliminate direct suction through the main drain.
1. For all pools, including
wading pools, except spa type pools, with a main drain grate water depth
of 4 feet or less, construction shall be completed on or before one year
from the effective date of this rule; for all spa type pools built before
1977, retrofit by July 1, 2010, for all spa type pools built between 1977
and 1986, retrofit by July 1, 2011, for all spa type pools built between
1986 and 1995, retrofit by July 1, 2012 and for all other pools, retrofit
by July 1, 2013.
2. All existing public pools
with direct suction main drains shall install as soon as possible, but
in no case later than 180 days after the effective date of this rule, a
main drain cover/grate that meets both the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 standard
for drain covers/grates and the main drain cover/grate 1.5 feet per second
water velocity requirement of this rule.
3. A modification permit
shall be obtained prior to installation of the collector tank.
4. Pools that cannot be retrofitted
by these dates shall be closed on or before these dates.
(g)(f). Main drain covers/grates
installed after the effective date of this rule shall comply with the requirements
of ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 and the water velocity requirement of this
Please check with your pool