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Norm NF P90-306 relative to pool barriers and fencing : in detail

In an effort to reduce the number of deadly pool accidents per year, French law requires residential pool owners to be equipped with the required Pool security material.
The French legislation relative to swimming pools defines a choice of four pool security systems.
If you are a residential pool owner in France, here are the essential details relative to the norm NF P90-308.

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Made in France, Keeps its shape without sagging, Aluminium structure with PVC netting, For residential or public use

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Secure and esthetic, Aluminium structure, Transparent plexiglass structure, Delivered in kit form, easy installation

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Secure and esthetic, Aluminium structure + netted protection, Conforms to norm NF P90-306

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Flexible barrier, 1.25m in height, Conform to NF P 90-306 standards, For residential use only

In an effort to reduce the number of deadly pool accidents per year, French law requires residential pool owners to be equipped with required pool security material
The French legislation relative to swimming pools defines a choice of four pool security systems.

If you are a residential pool owner in France, here are the essential details relative to the norm NF P90-306.

What is the essential information relative to the norm NF P90-306 ?


This norm applies to security barriers and fences designed to limit child access to inground residential or public pools.
Barrier and fencing safety solutions can equally apply to above ground pools.

A protective barrier should be capable of stopping access to the pool area by children under 5 years old by straddling, climbing or accidental opening.
To enable use without any kind of risk or hassard by older users, adult or child, the protective barrier should feature a safe, secure access point.

Main security points outlined in the norm


- The minimum height between the highest leaning point and the lowest point of the fence's upper section must be greater or equal to 1,10 m.
- The stakes of the barrier should not have rough surfaces.
- Sharp edges, metallic wires, pointed, sharp or cutting elements and angles should not cause a cutting or stabbing hassard.
- The fencing and it's access point should not be an element of risk if a child attempts to enter: pinching risks should be avoided.
- A two-handed action must be installed on the access point of the fencing to avoid accidental opening by young children, however, the opening system must be fast and easy to operate by an adult.
- The fencing, the stakes and access point should be capable of resisting to a falling weight of 50kg.

In which context is this solution recommended ?


When the pool is situated in an open space which is easy to access.
A minimum height of 1,10 m creates a physical barrier to children less than 5 years old to approach the pool. Its access point opening system should be impossible to open for children under 5.

Advantage : its price


A removable fencing system for a rectangular pool with dimensions of 8m x 4m, starts from around 1 000 €.
A rigid choice of fencing is available, (existing in white lacquered aluminium with transparent panels) a permanent and discreet choice, blending perfectly into the environment.
See here our full range of security barriers and fences

The above-mentioned recommendations are non-exhaustive and do not substitute in any way the applicable legislation.
For full and complementary information, consult your local authorities.


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