Rules and Regulations For Swimming Pool Creation

by Pool Builders on 03-10-2013 in Articles

There is no doubt that people enjoy their time in the swimming pool. A swimming pool can be a place of great fun or may become a dangerous one if the safety aspect of the pool is not considered properly. Everyone wants to enjoy their day at the pool. To ensure that the pool is a safe place, certain codes have to be followed while the pool is installed or created. These codes are meant for preventing any accident in the pool. All pools must be surrounded by a barrier fence that complies with the standards set by the local or state authority or regulatory bodies.

The pool must be surrounded by the fence completely but it must be collapsible to handle any emergency situation. The fence around the pool must have a gate that is self closing. The gate must be provided with locks and should be locked when there is no one attending the pool. The fence around the pool must be 60 inches high. Proper water intake should be there for any swimming pool. All water inlets must be designed so that no suction entrapment happens. All the water inlets should be covered with anti-entrapment grates as per the standards set.

Arranging the water inlet and putting the fence comes only after required permit is obtained for building the pool or for its installation. It is important to have a building permit before a swimming pool is installed there. The blueprints or plan must be submitted to the local building department. The plan must have all the safety features in place. In case something is missing the building inspector will point that and will provide recommendation to get them incorporated to make the plan fool proof. Only when all the drawbacks of the plan are corrected, the construction permit is provided.

In case the building exit leads to the area of the swimming pool, then the exit must be self closing and should be under lock and key always. It is better to have an alarm at the door so that it makes a sound every time the door is opened. There must be alarms in the pool as well. The alarms should be active when the pool is unattended. When the water surface is disturbed then also the alarm should make a sound. Moreover, it is important to have a safety cover for each swimming pool.

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