Guidelines for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs

Posted in Pool & Spa News Blog

Government-red-tape-and-regulationsWhen you put in a swimming pool, spa or hot tub in Connecticut there are certain state codes you must follow.  Hydrocare Pools & Spas know the state-wide regulations and any local requirements.

Below are some useful information from the state's Department of Public Safety - Office of State Building Inspector.

An outdoor swimming pool, including an in-ground,
above-ground or on-ground pool, hot tub or spa shall be surrounded by a barrier which shall
comply with the following:

There are ten total and you must be aware of them all.

AG105.3 Indoor swimming pool. Walls surrounding an indoor swimming pool shall comply
with item 9 of Section AG105.2.

AG105.4 Prohibited locations. Barriers shall be located to prohibit permanent structures,
equipment or similar objects from being used to climb them.

AG105.5 Barrier exceptions. Spas or hot tubs with a safety cover which complies with ASTM
F 1346 shall be exempt from the provisions of this appendix.

AG105.6 Temporary enclosure. A temporary enclosure shall be installed prior to the
electrical bonding inspection of any in-ground swimming pool unless the permanent barrier
specified in Section AG105.2 is in place prior to the commencement of the installation. The
temporary enclosure shall be a minimum of 4 feet in height, shall have no openings that
will allow passage of a 4-inch sphere and shall be equipped with a positive latching device on
any openings.

AG105.7 Pool alarm

It goes on and on for 10 pages!

When you buy from us, we go through the regulations and make sure you don't have to.

Please download these, review them, then call us so you can not worry about them - that's our job.