What are the mandatory pool enclosure guarantees ?
Choosing your pool enclosure is not an easy task! You need a budget and numerous offers and suppliers that are not comparable in the market! As with any investment, it is necessary to verify the proposed guarantees in the purchase of your enclosure to avoid unpleasant surprises.
The mandatory pool enclosure guarantees
During the election or purchase of a pool enclosure, it is important to familiarize yourself with the guarantees associated with the enclosures.
The contractual guarantees vary depending on the manufacturer or the dealer selected for the purchase of your pool enclosure and are stipulated in the receipt of the order. It is advisable to read and verify them with care. This will be the only way for you to know what the manufacturer’s commitments are. In general the guarantees are used as argument of sale by the manufacturers but it is necessary to verify that they can be applied and in what conditions.
The pool enclosure guarantees generally concern the specific elements of the enclosure (lacquering, motorisation …)
The guarantee of good operation or biennial, generally applies until two years from the reception of the enclosure.
It is preferable to take out an insurance for your enclosure, it is not mandatory, but making the arrangements with your insurer could avoid inconveniences in case of problems. The steps to follow are often easy and straightforward, and you only need an extension claim for your multi-risk homeowner’s insurance. The cost of this in general is nil, if the shelter is an extension of your house.
The pool enclosure safety standards
All pool enclosures in France must meet the requirements of the French AFNOR regulations. They must be in conformity with the standard NF P 90-309. This standard assures you that the pool enclosure :
- Resists violent winds (100km/h)
- Resists heavy snowfalls (45kg/m2)
- Responds good to aging
- The materials used are in good condition
- It does not have dangerous elements (oxides screws, cutting elements …)
The closure is equally protected and follows the regulations, doors must be opened by two actions. In fact, a certificate of conformity, assembly, use, maintenance, safety instructions and warnings concerning the hazards of the pool must be submitted.
Now you know all the guarantees you can have when purchasing your pool enclosure !