Whether a private or public swimming pool, state regulations are explicit with respect to building codes and minimum safety requirements in order to prevent personal injury to persons participating in the enjoyment of a pool.
State regulations set forth are intended to ensure the safety of all persons enjoying the use of swimming pools. In our effort to help inform pool owners or operators, Carter Mario offers insight into some of the basic laws regulating the construction and safety precautions regulated by the state building codes.
State building inspectors have provided guidelines for residential swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. While the following is not an exhaustive list of Connecticut pool regulations, it is helpful in understanding there are highly restrictive measures necessary to prevent personal injury and to save lives with respect to using a pool facility.
Whether above or in-ground, all swimming pools, hot tubs and spas shall be enclosed within a barrier compliant with state regulations addressing:
As defined in the Connecticut General Statutes, a pool alarm shall be installed for the purpose of emitting a warning at a minimum sound level of 50 decibels when a person or object weighing or exceeding 15-pounds enters the pool.
The State of Connecticut Department of Health issued a circular regarding the guidance on the Virginia Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act for All Public Pools (Act). In addition to federal law instituted to ensure public pools are safe with respect to the entrapment issues specifically addressed in the Act, the following compliance items were established:
At Carter Mario, we understand the importance of complying with state regulations established for the purpose of protecting everyone in the pursuit of the benefits provided by the use of recreational pools, spas and hot tubs. While these regulations may seem voluminous or confusing, we want to help ensure all the necessary precautions are complied with for the safety and pleasure of all parties concerned.