ASTM F(). Standard Performance Specification for Safety Covers and Labeling Requirements for All Covers for Swimming Pools. ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) has developed a standard for Pool & Spa Covers. This Standard, (ASTM F ), establishes three cover. Cover-Pools pool covers are independently certified to exceed the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM F), which sets.

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You may delete a document from your Alert Profile at any time. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. To demonstrate a product fulfills the terms of a standard, a product can ashm tested by an independent testing laboratory. Standards Subscriptions from ANSI provides a money-saving, multi-user solution for accessing standards.

Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts. Add to Alert PDF. Subscription pricing is determined by: We have astk amendments or corrections for this standard. Your Alert Profile lists the documents that will be monitored. There are also requirements to include labeling in consumer information such as the warrantyand on the cover itself. The answer is yes!

Four Questions to Consider. To qualify as a safety cover you must comply with the specific requirements of the Standard which include performance tests and labeling requirements. Click Here for more details.

Manual Safety Covers, such as the SpaMate and 3. A perimeter safety fence or wall. Non-safety covers can meet ASTM standards if they comply with the labeling requirements. 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.


And since an automatic cover isolates hides the water from view, the natural attraction that water poses to most children is eliminated. When correctly installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, this specification is intended to reduce the risk of drowning by inhibiting the access of children under five years of age to the water. Pool covers can never replace adult supervision nor can they be a guarantee against drowning or other accidents.

The pool cover itself will have the correct labels attached, and the company will be able to show laboratory reports to further prove their covers compliance with the standard. As the voice of the U. Need more than one copy? The laboratory will then issue a full report with confirmation of the compliance.

Does Your Spa Cover Meet Safety Standards?

It also includes marking requirements for all covers. Will this cover satisfy f134 local building code requirements for a safety cover? Experts agree that multiple layers of protection offer the best protection against drowning and near drowning incidents. SpaMate covers have been f13346 by an independent lab. In addition, unlike a partially-closed gate, from a considerable distance, it is possible to observe whether or not an automatic cover has been fully extended over a pool.

Read More At Our Blog. As per the CPSC: Barriers give parents additional time to locate a child before f146 unexpected becomes a reality. Year End Clearance Event. In other areas, building inspectors have approved permits when the SpaMate cover is used. Standards and classifications are developed within voluntary member committees. Sophisticated Pool Alarms that utilize infra-red technology and sound a warning when an object disturbs the surface of the water, certainly help, but false alarms are common and drowning statistics reveal a couple asmt frightening facts:.

The values in parentheses are given for information only. Learn More about Swimming Pool Covers. Visit Latham Pool Products on: Standards Subsctiption may be the perfect solution. Always replace your cover after swimming. In addition, if your house is the fourth side of your pool fence, the fence aatm not help at all. Other Covers, which do not serve as a barrier for children under the age of five and do not qualify as a safety cover.


Barriers are not childproof, and nothing takes the place of adult supervision…but certain types of barriers provide f134 of protection for a child who strays from supervision. Labeling must contain the proper warnings as described by the Standardand identify the product as a safety cover. Power Safety Covers, typically found on swimming pools; 2. The required wording must appear in packaging and consumer information and on the cover stating that it meets ASTM Safety Cover standards.

ASTM International developed this standard to reduce the risk of drowning of children under five years of age. 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. How effective is an automatic swimming pool cover in helping to prevent children from drowning?

Download a printable PDF: The most at risk are children under 5 years of age so always be extra vigilant with children in this age group. F136 Subscribed to this document. This standard is not included in any packages. This standard is also available to be included in Standards Subscriptions.

We can provide inspectors with third-party documentation demonstrating that the SpaMate meets safety requirements and complies with ASTM Standard.