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Significance and Use
5.1 This guide sets forth minimum standard requirements for use in local codes and ordinances relating to residential outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
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 Studies, as listed in , have been referenced as the bases for certain recommendations in this guide and will assist those who intend to provide protection against drownings and near-drownings by restricting access to children under the age of five years in residential swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs. 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 recommended minimum requirements for various types of fences for residential outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values stated in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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
F552 Terminology Relating to Chain Link Fencing
F668 Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin and Other Polymer-Coated Steel Chain Link Fence Fabric
F1183 Specification for Aluminum Alloy Chain Link Fence Fabric
F1345 Specification for Zinc-5 % Aluminum-Mischmetal Alloy-Coated Steel Chain-Link Fence Fabric
F1346 Performance Specification for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for All Covers for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
F2286 Design and Performance Specification for Removable Mesh Fencing for Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas
F2518 Guide for Use of a Residential Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Safety Audit to Prevent Unintentional Drowning
SBCCI Document1993 SBCCI Bluebook, Standard Swimming Pool Code
CPSC DocumentCPSC Staff Recommendations, Barriers for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs (March 1992)
ANSI StandardsZ535.4 Product Safety Signs and Labels
ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)
UNSPSC Code 95122307(Swimming pool); 30181501(Bathtubs)
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ASTM F1908-08(2018), Standard Guide for Fences for Residential Outdoor Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top