Swimming Pool Gates Codes
Swimming Pool Fencing Codes
These are the basic MINIMUM code standards across the US. You will need to confirm your pool code fencing with code authorities where you live. Also check in with your insurance company as they may have more restrictive requirements.
Less Than 4″ opening between pickets
2″ Off Grade Max bottom fencing
Middle Rail 42″ Clearance (Climbing Rail)
Gates open OUT! Away from pool
Gates must be self closing
Gates must be self latching
Gate release latch must be 54″ above outside grade
Drownings are silent killers and most can be prevented by securing the swimming pools.
Pool codes are in place primarily to prevent small children from entering the pool area. Fencing is just one part of a total safety zone to protect small children from dangers of drowning.