How safe and strong are swimming pool nets?
Desert Pool Safety safety nets are ASTM compliant. ASTM compliant means they have been independently tested for safety. The nets are anchored to the sides of the pool, spa or pond and tension is applied across the net with a central tensioning system or a round loop tool. Pool safety nets cannot be operated by a child who has not been taught to do so and do require a tool to take off and put back on. In over 20 years of installing nets Desert Pool Safetyhas never had a reported accident.
For most pools, spas and water features, a safety net is a great option to provide safety for your family. Some pools can have features such as infinity edges that a homeowner will need to be made aware of. During the time of your estimate, your estimator will advise you of any safety concerns.
ASTM compliancy testing requires that Desert Pool Safety pool safety nets are installed to hold the weight of a child and two adults which is rated at 485 lbs. This rating is for breaking strength, not to be confused with holding 485 lbs of weight above the water. Your local Desert Pool Safety estimator will be able to explain how this rating applies to your child’s safety. It is also important to understand that a net’s strength can be compromised by poorly constructed or deteriorating decks, water features or coping.