Pool Fence Code Keeps Kids Safe

Pool Fence Code

Pool fence code is important when one wants to build something that provides the optimal amount of safety and privacy.  Pool fence code is clearly laid out by the Consumer Products Safety Commission and in this article those guidelines will be outlined to give a good idea of what they are.  To take out any guesswork, calling in a well trained construction professional can take out any gray areas in what these standards are.  Ask them specifically about pool fence code to ensure they are the right team.  Don’t pick a contractor blindly out of the Yellow Pages, call a few and find out how long they’ve been in business, what materials they use and the types of projects they specialize in.

The pool fence code is not enforced by law but more of a reference point to make sure that those who enjoy swimming in the hot Georgia summers are kept safe while preventing prying eyes from seeing those soaking up the sun.  More than anything these guidelines are in place to allow parents a better chance of preventing children and/or pets from drowning while their attention is elsewhere.

Pool fence code is straightforward and decided upon by the Consumer Products Safety Commission after completing research in states that would benefit most from pool fence codes due the amount of time spent close to water.  These states include:Pool Fence Code

1)      Arizona

2)      California

3)      Florida

The most important rule of thumb is to closely watch children when they play in the pool as well as keeping pets at a safe distance.  Some of these regulations are enforced by community charters in planned communities, so always consult with those before starting the work.  This will avoid trouble later as some neighborhood charters carry heavy fines for violations.

Pool fence code includes:

1)      Build a structure that reaches all the way to the ground so that a household’s kids, or those of neighbors, can’t climb beneath it.

2)      Make sure it’s high enough to keep youngsters from scaling it to gain entry.

3)      An appropriate height is at least 4 feet high.

4)      With above ground swimming the focus is not just the fence, but also installing a ladder or steps to the platform that can be disconnected and put elsewhere.

5)      If the ladder or steps are a permanent fixture, put a gate in place at the proper height and reaches all the way to the surface of the platform.

6)      For above ground the enclosure is suggest to be at least 2 feet tall to achieve the best results.

7)      Whether above or below ground, the gate is recommended to have a latch and/or lock.

8)      Per pool fence code it’s a good idea not to make the tops of the structure in any way sharp to prevent injury.

Pool fence code is good rule of thumb and will give parents peace of mind that when things get hectic the chances that pets or child wandering into the water and getting hurt or drowning is minimal.  If this is a job that seems out of the scope of one’s ability, don’t gamble on the enclosure but call a professional contractor to handle the details.  Often there is a warranty and perhaps even a few suggestions on how to make the final result look even better.