Residential Pool Safety in Clemson
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Residential pools: are our children safe in the city of Clemson? Did you know there is a provision in the newly adopted South Carolina Swimming Pool code that gives residential pool owners an "out" to fencing their pool? "Section 101.2 of the Swimming Pool Code is the scoping provisions. It states the types of activities and structures to which the codes is intended to apply. The section states, "The provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, renovation, replacement repair and maintenance of aquatic recreation facilities, pools and spas. The pools and spas covered by this code are either permanent or temporary, and shall be only those that are designed and manufactured to be connected to a circulation system and are intended for swimming, bathing, or wading." All these fancy words mean someone can build a pool in your neighborhood and not fence it if they don't intend to swim in it. This petition's purpose is to encourage the city of Clemson to remove this provision. Why should "intent" have any effect on the danger of the pool?!
This is very personal to our family. Our neighbor has built an EIGHT FOOT deep pool, yet signed an affidavit stating that they would not swim in. This was allowed thanks to provision 101.2 of the code in the ISPSC. Please sign this petition to remove this provision in the City of Clemson and keep our children from becoming the next drowning news headline. I have attached a news article that was written last September about our own situation. If we can save just one life with this petition and a change in the code, than signing this is worth it. This could happen next door to you one day. Anyone can sign, not just Clemson residents. We appreciate any and all support and publicity. Thank you so much!
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