So the pool is finished and it's time for the city (Pearland, TX) to perform the final inspection. One requirement is for an alarm on any door that permits access to pool area to alert the homeowner. My understanding is that to comply with the code the alarm shoudl sound for a minimum of 30 seconds once triggered.
The cost effective single door/window alarms I've found in Home Depot all appear to sound only whilst the door is opened and are silenced by closing the door. My interpretation of the code is that once triggered, the alarm should sound for 30 seconds irrespective of the door position.
My questions are :
1. Am I overcomplicating matters with my interpretation?
2. What sort of alarm is the inspector going to expect / insist upon?
3. Is an alarm that is silenced by closing the door again going to be adequate?