1.1 This provisional standard is intended to provide performance requirements for pool alarms for residential swimming pools and spas.
1.2 This provisional standard is intended to describe devices intended to improve personal safety and reduce injuries or deaths.
1.3 This provisional 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 provisional standard is not intended to replace other standard safety requirements that should be in place, that is, adult supervision, fences, gates, locks, etc.
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.
Note 1--Provisional standards require only subcommittee consensus and are published for a limited time of two years.
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