Pool Safety At Home

Get the facts and take action. Pool safety has to be a priority in every pool home.  It’s actually the law. We have plenty of pool homes in Doral, or in Florida for that matter. The Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act (Chapter 515, F.S) requires certain safety features on residential pools to prevent drowning of a young child or medically frail elderly person. The safety features are mandatory pursuant to the Florida Building Code.Pool : Set of images of funny kids #23, swimming theme Stock Photo

Pools must have one of the following safety features:

  • The pool must be isolated from access to a home by an enclosure that meets the pool barrier requirement.
  • There must be an approved safety pool cover.
  • All doors and windows with direct access from the home on the pool must be equipped with an approved exit alarm system with minimum sound pressure ratings.
  • All doors providing direct access from the home to the pool must be equipped with a self-closing, self latching device with the release mechanism no lower than 54 inches above the floor.

Failure to comply with the above safety features is a second degree misdemeanor.

The Florida Building Code goes further and now requires that suction inlets be equipped with entrapment protection devices that will prevent a young child or medically frail elderly person from becoming trapped by the force of a suction device in the pool.

teamDoral is a RE/MAX Premier Associates Group. Richard Recuset is a Realtor®,team leader,  Short Sale Agent, Listing Marketing Specialist,Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), and Certified Commercial Specialist (CCS), serving the City of Doral, Fl and surrounding areas.

*Nothing in this article is intended to solicit listings currently under contract with another broker.  This article offers no legal or tax advice and is for information purposes only.  Those considering a short sale are advised to consult with their own attorney for legal advice, and their tax professional for tax advice prior to entering into a short sale listing agreement


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