ASTM-F2208 Standard Safety Specification for Residential Pool Alarms

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Standard Safety Specification for Residential Pool Alarms



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1.1 This standard is intended to provide performance requirements for pool alarms for residential swimming pools and spas.

1.2 This standard is intended to describe devices intended to improve personal safety and reduce injuries or deaths.

1.3 This 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 standard is not intended to replace other standard safety requirements that should be in place, that is, adult supervision, fences, gates, locks, and so forth.

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.


alarm; children's safety; pool alarm; spas; swimming pool; ICS Number Code 13.320 (Alarm and warning systems); 97.220.10 (Sports facilities)

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15.11 (Consumer Products; Light Sport Aircraft; Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Normal and Utility Category Airplane Electrical Wiring Systems; Unmanned Maritime Vehicle Systems (UMVS))

To find similar documents by classification:

13.320 (Alarm and warning systems Burglar alarm and warning systems, see 13.310 Warning devices for road vehicles, see 43.040.20)

97.220.10 (Sports facilities Including swimming-pools, spas, solaria, sports fields, running-tracks, spectator facilities for sports, etc.)

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2008 R19 EDITION



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Editorially changed

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Oct. 1, 2019

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4 pages

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