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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 79. Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations

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§2569.6. Lighting Fixtures, Lighting Outlets, and Ceiling Suspended (Paddle) Fans.

(a) In outdoor pool areas, lighting fixtures, lighting outlets, and ceiling-suspended (paddle) fans may not be installed over the pool or over the area extending 5 feet (1.52 m) horizontally from the inside walls of a pool unless no part of the lighting fixture of a ceiling-suspended (paddle) fan is less than 12 feet (3.66 m) above the maximum water level. However, a lighting fixture or lighting outlet that was installed before April 16, 1981, may be located less than 5 feet (1.52 m) measured horizontally from the inside walls of a pool if it is at least 5 feet (1.52 m) above the surface of the maximum water level and is rigidly attached to the existing structure. It shall also be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter installed in the branch circuit supplying the fixture.

(b) Lighting fixtures and lighting outlets installed in the area extending between 5 feet (1.52 m) and 10 feet (3.05 m) horizontally from the inside walls of a pool shall be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter unless installed 5 feet (1.52 m) above the maximum water level and rigidly attached to the structure adjacent to or enclosing the pool.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

2. Amendment of section heading, repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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