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Swimming Pool Safety is All-Safe’s sole purpose for existing. We count on every local installer to be committed to pool safety above all else. Nothing is more important and confusing than trying to navigate your way through local and state pool safety regulations.
The first thing to understand is that not every local or state agency has the same rules and regulations. The vast majority of All-Safe installed products are for families wanting to protect their own children and grandchildren from the dangers of a pool/spa/water feature and building codes/laws are not involved nor required.
Some cities, counties and agencies will have no rules to comply with, some have lenient rules while others have strict rules. Because these rules are ever changing, even as you read this, we cannot guarantee that you will pass an inspection based on this information and recommend that you check locally with the agency & independent installer you are working with PRIOR to installation.
Below is some information that will help guide you to having a better understanding, should you be asked to comply.
Every city’s Building Department can set their own rules. Those rules can also be interpreted by the inspector you may be working with. You will be surprised how hard it can be to find out what is being asked of you in order to comply. Here is a list of recommended questions to consider and ask your Building Department or Inspector before an installation takes place:
While building codes almost always cite the ASTM F2286-16 (or previous version, F2286-05) for the product, many times the layout may not meet the ASTM layout standard. This situation is up to your city/inspector to what fits into their codes/situations.
LARR installations require the fence to be permanently installed. Click here to read more about LARR
These agencies tend to be more lenient with their standards. Oftentimes they will accept a 4 foot fence and ASTM F1346-91 covers (such as a safety net).
We understand the frustration of having a fence installed and being told by your inspector that it needs to meet code.
Contact your local independent installer to see what costs are involved in changing your installation.
If you have a 4 foot fence installed and now need a 5 foot fence, there is no “extend” option to make it go from 4 foot to 5 foot. You will need a new, 5 foot fence installed.
Costs to change/modify your existing fence are the responsibility of the pool owner.
It is very important to understand that having an ASTM Compliant product installed no way guarantees that your installation will pass any inspection.
Due to the many variations in monitors, phones, and browsers, color samples and product examples may appear different on different screens. Computers and mobile devices are not all calibrated equally and color reproduction on the Internet is not precise. The same is true for printed items such as brochures and other sales literature.
In addition, the colors of our products photograph differently under different lighting conditions. For example, photos taken in full sunlight will vary from photos taken on a cloudy or overcast day. Similarly, shadows from nearby objects can affect the color and transparency of our products. If a precise color or specific shade is important, please inspect the actual color of your product prior to installation.
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.
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.
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.