List of the Safety Equipment Required for a Swimming Pool

 Let’s see a list of all pool safety equipment

 

Some safety equipment that is required when building a new pool include:

  • pool safety nets
  • pool safety covers
  • anti-entrapment equipment
  • pool alarms
  • handicap accessible pool safety products
  • general pool safety products

 

Pool fences may be required but there is no federal law regarding the requirement.

 

pool safety fence

 

Swimming pool fences are one of the more common equipment used regarding pool safety. They are usually childproofed and have a gate. There are many different kinds of pool fences that you can use such as:

  • aluminum fences
  • four-sided isolation fences
  • steel fences
  • wood fences
  • chain link fences
  • composite fences
  • perimeter fences
  • vinyl fences
  • removable pool fences

 

Swimming pool safety nets create a barrier above the pool. The netting is small enough that children cannot fall in, however, they are large enough that you cannot walk or stand on them. Only one adult is required to remove the net.

 

Safety pool covers come in mesh or solid. The cover must be able to withstand 485lbs per 5 square feet. Only one adult is required to remove the cover.

 

There are a variety of pool alarms which include:

  • gate alarms
  • door alarms
  • wrist alarms
  • window alarms
  • perimeter alarms
  • floating/wave sensors
  • mounted infrared motion detectors
  • pool mounted infrared motion detectors
  • above ground pool alarm

 

Anti-entrapment equipment is required to prevent serious injuries or drowning by stopping the swimmer from being pulled down from the suction of the pool drain.

 

Handicap pool safety products make swimming pools enjoyable for everyone. They include:

  • lifts
  • pool access ladders
  • pool access ramps

 

General pool safety products make the pool a safe and secure environment for all swimmers and prevent injuries and even deaths. Rails provide safety from slips and falls. Swimming pool signs and depth markers keep swimmers aware of their surroundings and there should always be life saving equipment present.

 

Always check with local buildings on what their swim codes, rules and regulations are. Some locations may be required to have a pool fence or other safety equipment when a new building is being made. However, there is no federal law on this regarding pool safety.