§ 515.21 Short title
§ 515.23 Legislative findings and intent
§ 515.25 Definitions
§ 515.27 Residential swimming pool safety feature options; penalties
§ 515.29 Residential swimming pool barrier requirements
§ 515.31 Drowning prevention education program; public information publication
§ 515.33 Information required to be furnished to buyers
§ 515.35 Rulemaking authority
§ 515.37 Exemptions

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 515 - Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act

  • Approved safety pool cover: means a manually or power-operated safety pool cover that meets all of the performance standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) in compliance with standard F1346-91. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Barrier: means a fence, dwelling wall, or nondwelling wall, or any combination thereof, which completely surrounds the swimming pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool, especially access from the residence or from the yard outside the barrier. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Exit alarm: means a device that makes audible, continuous alarm sounds when any door or window which permits access from the residence to any pool area that is without an intervening enclosure is opened or left ajar. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Indoor swimming pool: means a swimming pool that is totally contained within a building and surrounded on all four sides by walls of or within the building. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Medically frail elderly person: means any person who is at least 65 years of age and has a medical problem that affects balance, vision, or judgment, including, but not limited to, a heart condition, diabetes, or Alzheimer's disease or any related disorder. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Portable spa: means a nonpermanent structure intended for recreational bathing, in which all controls and water-heating and water-circulating equipment are an integral part of the product and which is cord-connected and not permanently electrically wired. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Residential: means situated on the premises of a detached one-family or two-family dwelling or a one-family townhouse not more than three stories high. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Swimming pool: means any structure, located in a residential area, that is intended for swimming or recreational bathing and contains water over 24 inches deep, including, but not limited to, in-ground, aboveground, and on-ground swimming pools; hot tubs; and nonportable spas. See Florida Statutes 515.25
  • Young child: means any person under the age of 6 years. See Florida Statutes 515.25