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Alert symbolALERT California law requires an anti-entrapment cover for swimming pools whenever one is constructed or whenever home improvement projects are made.

Health and Safety Code section 115928.5 states:

(d) Whenever a building permit is issued for the remodel or modification of a single family home with an existing swimming pool, toddler pool, or spa, the permit shall require that the suction outlet of the existing swimming pool, toddler pool, or spa be upgraded so as to be equipped with an antientrapment cover meeting current standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).