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1.1 This safety performance specification provides requirements for safety in design and installation when using a suction-limiting vent system for suction entrapment prevention in swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, or wading pools.
1.2 The purpose of the vent is to relieve the vacuum at the suction outlet(s) caused by any blockage of the suction outlet(s). The vent is intended to prevent body entrapment at the suction outlet(s) and may also mitigate limb entrapment. It is not intended to prevent other injuries caused by the suction outlet(s) such as hair entrapment, mechanical entrapment, or evisceration.
1.3 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.
1.4 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 StandardsASME/ANSI A112.19.8 Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)
UNSPSC Code 49241700(Swimming pool and spa equipment and supplies)
ASTM F2707-10, Standard Safety Performance Specification for Safe Design and Installation of Field Fabricated Suction-Limiting Vent Systems for Suction Entrapment Prevention in Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Wading Pools, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.orgBack to Top