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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:
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.
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.
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