It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. ASTM International developed this standard to reduce the risk of drowning of children under five years of age. Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts. Experts agree that multiple layers of protection offer the best protection satm drowning and near drowning incidents.
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Power Safety Covers, typically found on swimming pools; 2. Manual Safety Covers, such as the SpaMate and 3. Other Covers, which do not serve as a barrier for children under the age of five and do not qualify as a safety cover.
Non-safety covers can meet ASTM standards if they comply with the labeling requirements. To qualify as a safety cover you must comply with the specific requirements of the Standard which include performance tests and labeling requirements. There are also requirements to include labeling in consumer information such as the warranty , and on the cover itself.
Labeling must contain the proper warnings as described by the Standard , and identify the product as a safety cover. The required wording must appear in packaging and consumer information and on the cover stating that it meets ASTM Safety Cover standards. In order to legitimately bear a safety label, a cover must be able to pass the tests that satisfy the performance standards of ASTM F Four Questions to Consider.
SpaMate covers have been tested by an independent lab. Will this cover satisfy my local building code requirements for a safety cover? In other areas, building inspectors have approved permits when the SpaMate cover is used. We can provide inspectors with third-party documentation demonstrating that the SpaMate meets safety requirements and complies with ASTM Standard.
ASTM F1346-91 PDF
Originated in by a group of railway engineers, to deal with issues concerning their steel rails, ASTM International has become one of the largest classification and standards developing organization in the world. Standards and classifications are developed within voluntary member committees. To demonstrate a product fulfills the terms of a standard, a product can be tested by an independent testing laboratory. The laboratory will then issue a full report with confirmation of the compliance. ASTM International developed this standard to reduce the risk of drowning of children under five years of age. Perimeter Deflection Tests for entry or entrapment between the cover and the side of the pool. The cover must demonstrate that any opening is sufficiently small and strong enough to prevent the test object being passed through.
Does Your Spa Cover Meet Safety Standards?
Dilkree Katchakid installation technicians go through an intensive, rigorous certification program in order to meet strict company standards. Labeling must contain the proper warnings as described by the Standardand identify the product as asm safety cover. As the voice of the U. The values in parentheses are given for information only.