Mandatory since 2004, the installation of a
safety system
on your in-ground or semi in-ground pool helps limit the risks of risks of accident or drowningespecially with the youngest children. Whether it’s a pool enclosure, cover or alarm, each of these items of equipment must be compliant with the standards standards set by Afnor (Association française de normalisation), or face a fine of up to €45,000.

So, to anyone who has a swimming pool at home, or is planning to build one in the coming months, think about the safety device to protect your own. And to help you make the right choice, here’s a look at the 3 different ways to secure your pool !


Why secure your pool?


Simply because it’s compulsory! In fact, since 2004, all owners of in-ground or semi in-ground pools are required to fit them with a standardised safety device to prevent the risk of drowning. The scheme applies to both private pools for individual use and collective pools (hotels, campsites).

Please note underground spas are also affected by these regulations!


Although the installation of this equipment has reduced the accident ratio by a factor of 10, it will never replace your surveillance. In fact, this equipment is only an aid, so when young children are playing in or around the pool, always be vigilant about risk of drowning !


3 ways to secure your pool


To protect your pool and comply with the law, you must install at least one of the following 3 safety devices pool cover or pool alarm.

Whatever your choice of equipment, always ensure that it complies with the standards standards laid down by Afnor (French Standards Association).


– Automatic shutters (NF P 90-308): Although this is the most expensive solution, choosing an automatic automatic shutter is rather judicious. In addition to protecting your children from accidents, the installation of an automatic shutter considerably increases your swimming comfort. On the one hand, you’ll be able to take advantage of a hot water more than half the year – or even more, depending on the region you live in. On the other hand, being closed, you will drastically limit the deposits of external pollution (leaves, insects, pollen…) in your pool.
Submerged automatic shutter
fixed above-ground
mobile above-ground
choose the model best suited to the characteristics of your pool.

– Bar tarpaulin (NF P 90-308) : not to be confused with
bubble covers
which only serve to retain the heat of the water, bar tarpaulins are equipped with a safety system which prevents a child from falling into the pool. This equipment has the dual advantage of secure your pool while your comfort (keeping the water at the right temperature, protection against external pollution).

– Pool alarm (NF P 90-307): Both quick to install and inexpensive (between €100 and €800 depending on the model), the pool alarm is often the device of choice for owners of in-ground or semi-in-ground pools. In fact, it has the advantage of being able to suitable for all poolsunlike shelters or blankets. What’s more, the installation of a pool alarm in no way detracts from the quality of your pool. the aesthetics of your outdoor space and garden.



So, do you prefer automatic shutters, bar covers or alarms? The answer will depend above all on the configuration of your pool and your budget.

If you would like assistance in securing your pool, don’t hesitate to call on our
Aboral teams
. They’ll be happy to help you every step of the way.


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