How do you measure a handrail for a pool?
- Measure 6″ from water to 8″ – 12″ past last bend in handrail (See Figure 1).
- If bend is within 6″ of water, measure above bend.
- When measuring ladders, always measure 12″ – 24″ past last bend (See Figure 3.)
- When measuring spa handrails, measure only the gripping area (See Figure 4).
Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you measure a handrail?
Handrails must run the entire length of the stair (bottom nose to top). The top of the rail should be between 34-inches and 38-inches, measured directly up from the stair nosing. There needs to be at least 1-1/2-inches between the wall and the rail.
Also Know, do pool railings need to be grounded? The current NEC code shows that SĀFTRON pool rails do not need to be grounded or bonded as the rails are sealed at the time of manufacturing.
Also to know, how do I clean my pool railing?
All stainless steel pool rails should be rinsed with fresh water each day. Wash all surfaces with fresh, warm water and a mild soap. Our recommendation is Bon Ami. Use a soft cloth to gently scrub stubborn spots.
How many steps can you take without a handrail?
To get to your question - the code doesn't refer to the exterior in steps but states from finished floor or platform to finished grade in excess of 30" requires a guard rail. It's with interior they mention any stairway with more than 3 risers (2 steps) will require a handrail.