swimming pool association

Barrier Law

Barrier Law
At the time of signing a contract for a new swimming pool /spa, a pool contractor (home builder or home developer) is required to provide the customer with a copy of the law – Chapter 515 (Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act) and the approved drowning prevention publication (Consumer Product Safety Commission Publication #362).

Florida Department of Health regulations for distribution of safety material: CHAPTER 64E-21 RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS
64E-21.001 Drowning Prevention Education/Public Information Publication.

(1) The educational program required in Section 515.31, F.S., shall be the 1995 American Red Cross Community Water Safety Course which is incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the American Red Cross Chapter located within any Florida County.

(2) Information on drowning prevention and responsibilities of pool ownership is contained in the 1994 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publication Number 362 (see link above), Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools which is incorporated by reference and available at no charge from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

(3) In accordance with Section 515.33, F.S., the document containing the requirements of this chapter shall be Sections 515.21 through 515.37, F.S., 2000, which are incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the Law Book Services Office, Room 612, 111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400.

Specific Authority 515.31, 515.35 FS. Law Implemented 515.31, 515.33 FS. History-New 7-1-01.

Below The Surface the Industry blog

Eva Adcock Best Pools of Brevard The other day a potential customer called me and asked if I have constructed a natural pool. When I told her that I had never heard of it, she asked me to research it and if we were interested, we could “practice” on her. So onto the internet I […]

Al Mendoza CES Chemistry control systems have been in daily use on thousands of Florida pools since the late 1970’s. They have been installed on pools of all sizes from the largest 9 million gallon water park to the smallest 500-gallon condo spa. While control of pH was pretty straightforward, easy to explain, and quite […]

Entry forms and information for the 2018 Design Awards competition are now posted at¬†FloridaPoolPro.com/programs-design. The annual Florida Swimming Pool Association Design Awards program gives members an opportunity to enter their pools, spas and water features for judging on workmanship, soundness of design, beauty, practicality and safety. Categories customized for Florida pool construction divide the entries […]