This specification provides safety and performance requirements for portable pools for residential use. This specification addresses pool hazards including childhood drowning, sanitation, electrical safety, and entrapment. Portable pool has two types: Type A which uses no pump and filter and Type B which uses pumps and filters. Pools shall be resistant to horizontal and vertical forces in order to avoid break or collapse when tested. All air valves shall be accessible for each inflatable section. Once a section of the pool is inflated, the air valve shall be capable of being inserted inside the inflated section without extending beyond the surface more than a certain length. Written instructions shall be provided with each pool. They shall include the pool model name or number, the name, address, and phone number of the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer and shall cover, at a minimum: pool safety, product description, parts and assembly (including where and how to affix safety signs, if applicable), filling (including information on the fill line), emptying, deflation (if applicable), cleaning, maintenance, and storage.
1.1 This specification provides safety and performance requirements for portable pools for residential use.
1.2 This specification addresses pool hazards including childhood drowning, sanitation, electrical safety, and entrapment.
1.3 This specification covers both portable pools that are designed to be used with pumps and filters and those not designed to be used with pumps and filters.
1.4 This specification covers all types of portable pools with a water depth of less than 36 in. (91 cm). Aboveground/on ground residential swimming pools with a water depth of 36 in. (91 cm) or greater shall comply with ANSI/APSP-4.
1.5 This specification does not cover public pools, pools used in commercial amusement parks, water fountains, water displays, or fish ponds.
1.6 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.
1.7 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.