ASTM F2208 - 08(2014)

    Standard Safety Specification for Residential Pool Alarms

    Active Standard ASTM F2208 | Developed by Subcommittee: F15.49

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    Abstract

    This specification deals with the performance requirements for pool alarms for residential swimming pools and spas. This specification covers devices that provide for rapid and automatic detection and alarm in cases of unintentional, unsupervised or accidental entry of a child one year of age or older into the water of swimming pools or spas. This specification is not intended to replace other standard safety requirements that should be in place, that is, adult supervision, fences, gates, locks, and so forth. This specification covers four different types of alarms: Type A, SurfacePool alarm floating on water surface; Type B, SubsurfacePool alarm located below the water surface; Type C, Pool PerimeterPool alarm located such as to detect movement at the perimeter of or above the water surface; and Type D, Personal Immersion AlarmPool alarm device located on the person(s).

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This safety specification covers safety and performance requirements for pool alarms for residential swimming pools and spas.

    1.2 This safety specification describes devices intended to improve personal safety and reduce injuries or deaths.

    1.3 This safety specification covers devices that provide for rapid and automatic detection and alarm in cases of unintentional, unsupervised or accidental entry of a child one year of age or older into the water of swimming pools or spas.

    1.4 This safety specification is not intended to replace other standard safety requirements that should be in place, that is, adult supervision, fences, gates, locks, and so forth.

    1.5 This safety specification covers four different types of alarms.

    1.6 The detection criteria for this safety specification is for a child one year of age and older.

    1.7 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.8 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ANSI Standards

    ANSIZ535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels

    ANSIZ535.6 Product Safety Information and Product Manuals, Instructions, and Other Collateral Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.320 (Alarm and warning systems); 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 49241700(Swimming pool and spa equipment and supplies); 46161603(Pool alarms)


    DOI: 10.1520/F2208

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