This European Standard specifies safety requirements relevant to certain aspects of design and construction of classified pools according to Clause 4. It is intended for those who are concerned with construction, planning and operation of classified swimming pools. It provides guidance about the risks associated by identifying the design characteristics required for a safe environment. The requirements of this European Standard are applicable to all new classified pools and, as appropriate, to specific refurbishments of classified existing pools. This European Standard has limited application to classified pools which consist of segregated areas of rivers, lakes or the sea but should be followed where relevant.