Drowning is the second leading cause of death in U.S. children under the age of 14, second only to auto accidents.
Pool owners have certain legal responsibilities to ensure pools, hot tubs, and whirlpools are inaccessible to children.
California law holds land owners of pools liable if they have been negligent in properly securing pool areas from easy access by chidlren.
AlderLaw trial lawyers have extensive experience in premise liability lawsuits. If you or a loved one was involved in a pool accident, call our offices today.
In California, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for accidents in public pools is only six months.
California Private and Public Swimming Pool Laws and Regulations
Specific codes relating to swimming pools:
- Section 1797.182
- Sections 116025-116068
- Swimming Pool Safety Act [Sections 115920-115929 (Residential pools)] "Swimming pool" includes in-ground and above-ground structures and includes, but is not limited to, hot tubs, spas, portable spas, and nonportable wading pools.
- Section 18942
- Sections 116064.1-116064.2
California BuildingCode (Title 24): Sections 3101B-3137B.2
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
- Consumer Product Safety Commission Interpretation
- Consumer Product Safety Commission Guide to ComplianceConsumer Product Safety Commission List of Manufacturers
- Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
- CDPH Information Letter
Assembly Bill 1020, Public Swimming Pools: Anti-entrapment Devices and Systems
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Compliance Guide for Assembly Bill 1020 (PDF)
- Compliance Guide for Assembly Bill 1020 Flowchart (PDF)
- Compliance Information for Assembly Bill 1020
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Policy Letters
- PPSA 09-01 (PDF)
- PPSA 09-01 Enclosure (PDF)
- PPSA 09-02 (PDF)
- PPSA 09-03 (PDF)
- PPSA 09-03 Enclosure (PDF)
- PPSA 09-04 (PDF)
- PPSA 10-01 (PDF)
- PPSA 10-01 Enclosure (PDF)
More Links to Public Swimming Pool Regulations
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