A swimming pool or spa installed, constructed or substantially modified after December 14, 2006, shall be equipped with an approved pool alarm.
- A hot tub or spa equipped with a safety cover which complies with ASTM F1346.
- A swimming pool (other than a hot tub or spa) equipped with an automatic power safety cover which complies with ASTM F1346.
Pool alarms shall comply with ASTM F2208 and shall be installed, used and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and this section.
A pool alarm must be capable of detecting entry into the water at any point on the surface of the swimming pool. If necessary to provide detection capability at every point on the surface of the swimming pool, more than one pool alarm shall be provided.
Pool alarms shall activate upon detecting entry into the water and shall sound poolside and inside the building.
The use of personal immersion alarms shall not be construed as compliance with this section.