Significance and Use
5.1 This guide sets forth minimum standard requirements for use in local codes and ordinances relating to commercial and public water spray/play areas.
5.2 This guide does not have the effect of law, nor is it intended to supersede local codes and ordinances of a more restrictive nature.
5.3 This guide provides certain recommendations to assist those who intend to provide protection against injuries or fatalities associated with any possible vehicle passage into, or pedestrian passage to or from a water spray/play area environment by children. This would include, but not be limited to, state and local governments, model code organizations, building code groups, and consumers. It is understood that the format will vary depending upon the specific use and local conditions.
1.1 This guide provides the recommended minimum requirements for various types of fences for commercial and public outdoor water spray/play areas.
1.2 This guide provides for the safety of occupants in water spray/play areas or zones as it pertains to vehicular intrusion as well as other participant intrusion, and for children containment or entry/exit.
1.3 This guide does not choose the product components for the fence system, the choice of which should be made by the operators of the water spray/play area space and their specification writers or drafters based upon their determination of the merits of the products that could be used.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI values stated in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.
1.5 This guide does not purport to address the aspect of safety within a water spray/play area or zone. It is the responsibility of the user of this guide to establish appropriate safety practices as related to the water spray/play area and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements 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.
A392 Specification for Zinc-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric
A491 Specification for Aluminum-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric
F537 Specification for Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Fences Constructed of Wood and Related Materials
F552 Terminology Relating to Chain Link Fencing
F668 Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin and Other Polymer-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric
F900 Specification for Industrial and Commercial Steel Swing Gates
F964 Specification for Rigid Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Exterior Profiles Used for Fencing and Railing
F1043 Specification for Strength and Protective Coatings on Steel Industrial Fence Framework
F1083 Specification for Pipe, Steel, Hot-Dipped Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) Welded, for Fence Structures
F1345 Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric
F2049 Safety Performance Specification for Fences/Barriers for Public, Commercial, and Multi-Family Residential Use Outdoor Play Areas
F2408 Specification for Ornamental Fences Employing Galvanized Steel Tubular Pickets
F2453/F2453M Specification for Welded Wire Mesh Fence Fabric (Metallic-Coated or Polymer Coated) for Meshes of 6 in.2 [3871 mm2] or Less, in Panels or Rolls, with Uniform Meshes
F2589 Specification for Ornamental Fences Employing Steel Tubular Pickets
fence; fences; pools; swimming pools; water play devices; water sprays;
ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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