STANDARDS AND OBLIGATIONS TO SECURE YOUR POOL
You are or will be the owner of a private pool soon and you have questions about the safety standards to be respected? We explain it all to you.
Each country adopts its own regulations and you have the obligation to keep yourself informed of the law in force. Don’t hesitate to ask your manufacturer, your local pool store or Federation.
Whatever the regulation in force in your country, it is important to remember that the vigilance of an adult is essential and remains the best security.
Four ways to securise your pool
The NF standards indicated below are indicative and are valid in certain European countries. You must check the standards in force in your country.
Safety barriers (NF P90-306)
It must measure more than 1m10 and must have a double lock gate that a small child cannot open. It must be placed at least one meter away from the edge of the pool for the free circulation of help in case of accident.
An alarm (NF P90-307)
Most owners choose this because of its price (cheaper in comparison to the others) which ranges from 50 to 800 euros depending on the type and its functions.
3) Secured covers (NF P90-308)
There are different types of covers in different materials, but in all cases the cover should be designed, built, or installed in a way that stops involuntary immersion of children of less than 5 years old, resistant to an adult (of 100 kilos) once closed, and must not cause injury.
4) Shelters (NF P90-309)
Just like covers, they should be resistant and responsive to certain requirements: it should lock and be secure once closed, resistant to strong winds, strong snowfall, inaccessable to children under 5, and with no sharp edges.