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Is a Pool Fence ASTM Approved?

The quick answer is Yes. An All-Safe Pool Fence is approved to meet ASTM F-2286.

ASTM F-2286 (also referred to as ASTM F-2286-16) is the standard for Removable Mesh Pool Fencing. But it’s not as simple as that, and as it goes with most regulations, there’s more to it than just saying, yes, our fence is approved. As a pool owner, you more than likely have never heard about ASTM or what is involved with being ASTM compliant or approved. So we will help you to better understand the “ASTM approved” process….

For your Pool Fence to be “ASTM approved”, you need the following:

  • Approved Materials
  • Approved Installation

What are approved materials?

Any 4 foot or 5 foot combination/style of All-Safe Pool Fencing is an ASTM approved material. We are one of the few manufacturers that have had our fencing tested by an independent lab and have the certification to show that our materials meet ASTM F2286 requirements.

ASTM approved material

What is an approved installation?

When you are being asked to meet ASTM requirements, its important that you let your reseller know, before you install. In order to be ASTM compliant with your installation, there are specific layout requirements as well as specific measurements for things like gaps, heights, spacing, etc.. If your installer follows all of the guidelines, then your installation will meet the ASTM standard.

Once you have both components, then your Pool Fence is considered “ASTM approved”. From that point forward, it may be up to your agency or inspector to sign off on the approval.

Photo showing pool fence installed in yard with pool

Does a Pool Fence need to be ASTM approved?

It depends. If you are installing a barrier for your own safety needs, you have the flexibility to install a fence however you would like. If you are seeking approval or are required by a government/local agency or foster/adoption agency, they typically will require that your fence is ASTM approved and may even have height requirements. Always check with your local agencies (building department) before installing.

you can also read more about codes here… Understanding Local & State Safety Codes

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Many of our products’ materials are not available through typical stores and vendors and therefore must be custom manufactured specifically for our use. In order to control costs and provide you with the best value possible, our raw materials are produced in large batches and can often take several months to receive. The colors of our materials can, and often do, vary slightly from batch to batch. Although we make every effort to minimize color variations, we cannot be responsible for these differences when they occur. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

Color names are subjective and may not be what you think the color should be.

For example, we use the name “putty” to describe some of our products. Your idea of the color “putty” may be different than someone else’s idea of “putty”. In addition, products may have the same color name but may not be the exact same color. For example, we have different shades of “black”. Please do not order using color names as your only guide. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.

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If it is important that your product be an exact color or shade, it is highly recommended that you inspect the actual product prior to its installation and address any concerns with your local independent installer. Most independent installers do not offer refunds or accept returns due to color variations.