Decoding Ispsc For Swimming Pool Hardware Installation
DECODING ISPSC FOR SWIMMING POOL HARDWARE INSTALLATIONThe 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) states that "Outdoor pools and spas and indoor swimming pools shall be surrounded by a barrier." A barrier, such as a fence and a gate, helps prevent accidental drownings in pools, spas, and other water features – a properly-closed pool gate ensures that young children can’t easily approach a hazardous situation. Self-closing gates with effective latches are a common solution to ensure optimal pool safety. However, according to the ISPSC, installers of pool hardware need to be vigilant of gate members placement in order to maintain safety.
For example, when a door latch and hinge are placed too close to one another, the hardware can be used by youngsters as a ladder, which can be used to crest the gate and get into the pool area. In this case, it’s best to install the hardware on the gate’s poolside so that it is not accessible to children wanting to get in. For more specific information about installation codes 305.2.5 and 305.2.6 related to swimming pools, please see below.