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7-60 Swimming Pools (2021-05-21)

Swimming Pools, Water Features and Fountains is a closed book, 50 multiple-choice question examination covering all aspects of construction of all different types of swimming pools. Listed below is only a sample of the many good references available on this subject which may be helpful in studying for this examination or to acquire the basic knowledge needed to perform this type of work. This is not a comprehensive listing. Please note that it is not necessary to read all of the books in order to pass the examination. We try to keep this list current with books in print, but some books go out of print from time to time. These books may be available in your local library's collection or through your local library by using the services of Inter-Library Loan. If still in print, these books may also be available through your local bookstore or by contacting the publisher.


50 Questions

70% Minimum Passing Score


120 Minutes Allowed

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 51, Part XXIV, Public Health - Sanitary Code


    Office of the State Register, Baton Rouge

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    APSP Builders Manual Package, 3rd Edition

    3rd Edition


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    Shotcrete for the Craftsman

    Publication Year: 2008


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    Guide to Shotcrete ACI 506R-05

    Publication Year: 2005


    This guide provides information on materials and properties of both dry-mix and wet-mix shotcrete. Most facets of the shotcrete process are covered, including application procedures, equipment requirements, and responsibilities of the shotcrete crew. Other aspects, such as pre-construction trials, craftsman qualification tests, materials tests, and finished shotcrete acceptance tests, are also discussed.

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    Craftsman Workbook for ACI Certification of Concrete Flatwork Technician/Finisher

    Publication Year: 2010


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    Safety Barrier Guidelines For Home Pools


    Publication No. 362; U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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    Guidelines for Entrapment Hazards: Making Pools and Spas Safer


    Publication No. 363 009081

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    Practice for Shotcrete


    Army Engineer Manual 01110-2-2005

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    ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

    2011 Edition


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    Portland Cement Plaster Stucco Manual


    This manual serves as a guide acceptable practices in designing, mixing, and applying Portland cement plaster. It is intended as an authoritative reference manual for architects, specifiers, building officials, inspectors, contractors, plasterers, and apprentices.


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    ANSI/NSPI-1 Public Swimming Pools

    Publication Year: 2003


    This standard is intended to cover public swimming pools, to be used for bathing and operated by an owner, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use. Public swimming pools covered by this standard include conventional swimming pools, (Class B & C Pools) pools for competitive aquatic sports, (Class A Pools) and wading pools. Re-circulation of substantive changes only.

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    ANSI/APSP-9 2005 Standard for Aquatic Recreation Facilities

    Publication Year: 2005


    This ANSI-approved standard provides minimum guidelines for the design, equipment, operation and installation of water parks. Items covered by this standard include pools, wave action pools, activity pools, catch pools, leisure rivers, vortex pools and interactive play attractions—water treatment and filtration only.

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    American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins

    Publication Year: 2013


    ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Switmming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins The ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 standard is the first comprehensive systems approach to engineering swimming pools and spas to avoid suction entrapment hazards. It is the only standard that protects against the three root causes of entrapments: suction, water velocity and mechanical binding. Based on the best science and practices, ANSI-APSP-7 offers technically sound solutions to prevent all forms of entrapment: hair, limb, body, mechanical entrapment and evisceration. This key APSP safety standard provides a model code for national, state and local officials, which APSP urges all states to adopt. ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 is consistent with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and current U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) interpretations. The International Code Council first adopted this standard in 2008 for incorporation into the 2009 International Building Code and International Residential Code (IRC), Appendix G.

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    ANSI/APSP/ICC-4A 2013 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Pools

    Publication Year: 2013


    For the design, equipment and installation of aboveground/onground residential swimming pools. This standard was approved July 16th 2012.

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    Backhoe Loader Handbook : Advanced Techniques for Operators

    Publication Year: 1996


    An in-depth guide for both experienced and newer operators providing insight on how to get the most out of this versatile piece of equipment. Covers all aspects of the backhoe loader: equipment selection and maintenance, safety, loading; utilities, grade, dirt work, removals and digouts, jumping a trench, and cleaning up. Contains many photos and illustrations.

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    Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 4th Edition

    Publication Year: 2018
    4th Edition


    This document is published jointly by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). It has been reviewed in accordance with the Educational Committee Manual document review procedures of the ACI Educational Activities Committee. ACI and ASCC reports are intended for guidance in planning, designing, executing, and inspecting construction. This document is intended for the use of individuals who are competent to evaluate the significance and limitations of its content and recommendations and who will accept responsibility for the application of the material it contains.

    Now 262 pages – over 100 pages longer than the previous edition – the guide includes full-color photos and illustrations, a new, easier-to-read layout, and substantial content updates. Also included in the fourth edition are 43 Position Statements from ASCC, details on ACI Certification programs, and an appendix introducing several legal issues of interest to concrete contractors. A summary, review questions, and additional recommended reading list accompany each of the 12 chapters.

    Published 2018

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code 2017

    Publication Year: 2017


    Throughout the United States and around the world, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) sets the foundation for electrical safety in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. The 2017 edition of this trusted Code presents the latest comprehensive regulations for electrical wiring, overcurrent protection, grounding, and installation of equipment. Major additions reflect the continuing growth in renewable power technology. Other NEC revisions protect the public and workers from deadly hazards. Work with the latest requirements governing public and private buildings, homes, and structures; outdoor yards and lots; utility equipment; installations that connect to the power grid; and consumer-owned power generation systems and equipment. The 2017 NEC is better aligned with the safe work practices in NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

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    NFPA 70: National Electrical Code Tabs 2017