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1.1 This specification covers requirements for safety vacuum release systems (SVRS) for use on both residential and commercial swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and wading pools.
1.2 This specification is intended to reduce the risk of entrapment by providing a rapid detection and rapid release of vacuum or preventing a high vacuum altogether when a person becomes entrapped at the suction outlet serving a pumping system.
1.3 This specification only applies to systems equipped with pumps of similar horsepower and flow rating to those actually tested.
1.4 SVRS units manufactured, previously sold and installed, prior to the publication of this specification, which were compliant to the previous version of this specification, are to be considered compliant with this specification.
1.5 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.
1.6 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods section, Section 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. , of this specification.
1.7 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.
D2466 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
D2468 Specification for Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Plastic Pipe Fittings, Schedule 40
D2855 Practice for the Two-Step (Primer and Solvent Cement) Method of Joining Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (PVC) or Chlorinated Poly (Vinyl Chloride) (CPVC) Pipe and Piping Components with Tapered Sockets
F402 Practice for Safe Handling of Solvent Cements, Primers, and Cleaners Used for Joining Thermoplastic Pipe and Fittings
F2707 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
UL StandardsUL 1081 UL 746C Standard for Safety Polymeric Material Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluation
Federal DocumentCPSC Document Guidelines for Addressing Potential Entrapment Hazards Associated with Swimming Pools and Spas
ASME StandardANSI/ASME B1.20.1
NSF DocumentNSF 50
ICS Number Code 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)
UNSPSC Code 49241700(Swimming pool and spa equipment and supplies)
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ASTM F2387-21, Standard Specification for Manufactured Safety Vacuum Release Systems (SVRS) for Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2021, www.astm.orgBack to Top