ASTM F2208-02

    Standard Specification for Pool Alarms


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard is intended to provide performance requirements for pool alarms for residential swimming pools and spas.

    1.2 This standard is intended to describe devices intended to improve personal safety and reduce injuries or deaths.

    1.3 This standard 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 standard 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 standard covers four different types of alarms.

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


    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

    ANSI Z535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels

    ANSI Z535.6


    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)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F2208-02

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2208-02, Standard Specification for Pool Alarms, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2002, www.astm.org

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