Updated for 2021  Knox County Swimming Pool Code IRC

Key Learnings swimming pool codes are the minimum standard by law. They are enforced for the safety of everyone. It is called the silent killer because it only takes seconds and no sound from victims. So to protect your loved ones make sure your pool and pool fence are up to pool code safety standards.

  • Pool fencing 48″ minimum height outside grade

  • Less than 4″ opening between pickets
  • Maximum distance off ground to bottom of fence 2″
  • Bottom rail to next highest rail minimum 45″
  • Gates open out, away from pool
  • Gate hinges self closing
  • Gates are self latching
  • Gates latch release is 54″ off outside grade

Updated for 2021 Knox County Pool Code 2018 IRC Southern Fence & Rail Knoxville Fence Company

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