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New Standard Guide for Safe Use of Pool Covers, Pool Alarms, Door Alarms, Window Guards, Drain Covers, and Safety Vacuum Relief Systems (SVRS) for Residential Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs

1. Scope

1.1 This guide describes the proper use of pool covers (manual and powered), pool alarms (four types), door alarms, window guards, drain covers, and safety vacuum relief systems (SVRS).
1.2 This guide covers use for residential pools, spas, and hot tubs.
1.3 This guide is intended to address safety issues and not to cover all other design or performance characteristics.
1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.5 This standard guide 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 guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


children safety; hot tubs; safety alarms; safety devices; spas; SVRS; swimming pool covers; swimming pools


None Provided

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F15.49

Committee: F15

Staff Manager: Molly Lynyak

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 11-18-2003

Technical Contact: Merle Stoner

Item: 001

Ballot: F15.49 (03-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item