P-CHAP Splash Pool


This Rule is applicable Regulatory in pools containing glasses devoted to free games or monitored in water children from 0 to 5 years.

This document has been produced with the purpose of normalizing regulatory aspects of any facility able to practice this activity.

In construction projects or reform of paddling pools should be considered compliance and Autonomous Municipal concerning the pools of collective use affecting them.


Splash Beakers will be included in a pool complex, which is a Useful aquatic facilities for recreation, physical education and training or sporting competition of children, youth and adults.

Splash Beakers together with its outer bands, some areas of playgrounds and praise constitute a shortcut that should be perfectly isolated from other glasses in outdoor swimming pools.

All glass of splash must be separated from the remaining for a minimum of 10 m away in outdoor pools and 5 m in indoor pools. In its default at least there will be a barrier that prevents the passage through it and 1 m high minimum if paddling vessels are not part of Indoor pools but Outdoor pools, constitute together with its outer bands and their accesses forced a perfectly isolated from other glasses.

Will be protected the scope of prevailing winds that upset children, as well as the proximity of trees or deciduous plantations which can contaminate vessels. There are No shadows dropped on the glass or diminish that hide solar action.


Splash Beakers can be designed most varied forms, if and when there are no bends, angles and obstacles that hinder the movement of water, clean, the monitoring of the water or may be dangerous for users. The surface of water can vary between 50 m2 and 250 m2 according to the calculation of needs the scope of population served by the pool(See the section of the rules of draft Pools)

The maximum depth of this type of glasses will be 0.40 m and surface slope of the fund will not exceed 6% and will be as a minimum of 2%, in any of the straight lines that can rely on Him.


To enable the movement of users around the glass, as well as to separate the water from other areas and gardens in outdoor pools, develop on a glass outer bands, beaches or platforms paved throughout its perimeter. The minimum width of beaches OR platforms, measured from the edge of the water will be of 2.50 m.

The surface of the beaches or platforms will be horizontal, and will be awaiting at least 2% in direction perpendicular and opposite the glass, towards channel of water harvesting perimetral, independent and removed from the glass.


The construction of the sidewalls and merits of the glass will be solid lagging assured perfectly its stability, resistance and Uralelastotechnika.


All glass of splash must have first - kerb throughout its perimeter. The first limit the maximum level of water, desaguará the film surface of impurities and will grip to children.

The first kerb will type overflowing with Flumes drain on the beach paved.See Figure CHA-1a.

Part of the perimeter of the glass (at least 25% of its length) must be dedicated to access to the interior of the water through steps of maximum height of 0.10 m or in the form of downward beach uniform with a gradient of 2% -4% from 0 m until 0.40 m.See Figure CHA-1b


The height between the surface of the water OR the pavement of the beaches OR platforms and the nearest obstacle (underside of roof, hang beam, luminaire, through air conditioning in covered facilities) should be entirely free and have a minimum of 3 m.


The lining of the facings of glass will be a waterproof material that enables easy cleaning and non-slip characteristics, so that skid resistance is such that it obtains a minimum Angle: 24º (Class (C) in kerbs rebosaderos pool and ladders and eighteenth (Class (B) in funds; according to the test method described in the standard DIN 51097 which determines the non-slip properties for areas with bare feet.

The paving of the beaches should enable the movement of bare feet by its surface. The surface finish will rule dry and wet a character slip that prevents the slips, on the other hand surface roughness must be such that does not bother or injure the soles of the feet barefoot. Skid resistance of the pavement of the beaches OR platforms will be that you get an angle minimum of eighteenth (Class (B) according to the test method described in the standard DIN 51097 which determines the non-slip properties for areas with bare feet.

The pavement must have solved the superficial drains rainwater and / or splash of glass, insomuch that leads through a extraction independent of the glass first corresponding to the destination.


Usable water in a glass of splash network will supply general public, in case your provenance is of rivers, lakes, springs, underground streams, etc. is necessary to perform the relevant studies and analyses to ensure quality and health authorization for use.

Water from the glass will be a water with sanitary conditions admissible, for which mark at any time requirements in accordance with the legislation in force that is of application and will be the corresponding sanitary authorization.

To achieve and maintain the water of glass with the required quality system, there will be a leak debugging and perform a treatment of disinfection of water for removing microorganisms and prevent the growth of algae and bacteria.

The purification system will be done through water recirculating the glass, within the timeouts authorized and with the contribution of water new necessary to maintain the quality and the water level of the glass.

The water, during the regular use of the swimming pool, must be constantly to its maximum level.

The water treatment equipment mark the safety requirements of standards UNE-EN 13451 “ Swimming pool equipment. General safety requirements and test methods UNE-EN 13451-3 ” and “ Specific requirements of security and additional testing methods to pool accessories for the treatment of water ”.

The water temperature all glass of splash must be filled 25ºc ± 1ºc. We must say that can only be using conventional energy for water heating of pools where in a covered premises. In outdoor pools can only be used for heating the water of the pool, alternative energy sources such as solar, air thermal waters or the ground.

See Rules Thermal facilities in buildings. Additional Technical Instruction ITE 10.2 Refurbishment of pools.


Ambient air of all indoor pool that includes a glass of splash, must be constantly at a temperature between 2ºc and 3ºc higher than the water in that glass, for technical reasons and physiological, with a maximum of 28ºc.

The relative humidity should be between 55% and 70% be advisable to use as a value of design 60%. The maintenance of the relative humidity of the environment within the limits listed can be achieved by means of a heat pump, cooling, deshumedeciendo and warming the air at the same time.

In the ventilation system will be disposed of heat scrubber air expelled.

The use of conventional energy for these purposes should be restricted to supplement the heat required for the air ventilation and minimum transmission losses.

The use of Recuperators or heat pumps is mandatory for indoor pools greater capacity of 80 m3 or whose erodes surface water is over 50 m2.

See Rules Thermal facilities in buildings. Additional Technical Instruction ITE 10.2 Refurbishment of pools.


Artificial lighting is uniform, so that does not hinder the vision of children or parents or caregivers and should not cause reflexes in the water.

Mark the standard UNE-EN 12193 “ Illumination of sports facilities ” and get the following minimum levels of illumination:

(indoor and outdoor)
COMPETICIÓN LEVEL Horizontal illuminance
And med (lux) Uniformity
And min / Emed
Recreational use 300 0.5

The luminaires should not be placed on the vertical of the water.