ASTM-F1908 Standard Guide for Fences for Residential Outdoor Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas

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Standard Guide for Fences for Residential Outdoor Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas



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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.

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 Annex A1, 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.


fence; fences; hot tubs; pools; spas; swimming pools;; ICS Number Code 91.090 (External structures)

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2008 R18 EDITION



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Aug. 1, 2018

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