At the time of signing a contract for a new swimming pool /spa, a pool contractor (home builder or home developer) is required to provide the customer with a copy of the barrier law - Chapter 515 (Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act) and the approved drowning prevention publication (Consumer Product Safety Commission Publication #362).
Florida Department of Health regulations for distribution of safety material is listed below and can be found here: CHAPTER 64E-21 (RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS
64E-21.001 Drowning Prevention Education/Public Information Publication)
- The educational program required in Section 515.31, F.S., (for persons in violation of the pool safety requirements) shall be the 1995 American Red Cross Community Water Safety Course which is incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the American Red Cross Chapter located within any Florida County.
- Information on drowning prevention and responsibilities of pool ownership is contained in the 1994 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publication Number 362 (see link above), Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools which is incorporated by reference and available at no charge from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.
- In accordance with Section 515.33, F.S., the document containing the requirements of this chapter shall be Sections 515.21 through 515.37, F.S., 2000, which are incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the Law Book Services Office, Room 612, 111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400.
Specific Authority 515.31, 515.35 FS. Law Implemented 515.31, 515.33 FS. History-New 7-1-01.