There’s nothing better when the weather gets hot than owning a pool.
During the summer, enjoying a refreshing dip in your pool is the best way to cool off. Pools are also a wonderful way to get exercise, swimming to stay in shape. But there are also some hazards that come along with owning a pool. Are you up to date with Clarksville-Montgomery county pool code regulations in order to keep your family safe?
Before Building a Pool
If you are thinking about having a new pool installed, or buying a house with a pool on the property, it pays to know all the liabilities that come along with pool ownership. Every state and local government has a different set of regulations regarding pool code, so it is always best to check with your local authorities to determine the most up to date regulations for your area. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has many resources available to help you create a safe environment around your pool.
Installing a Fence
- 48″ minimum above grade measured from the outside face of the barrier.
- 2″ maximum between grade and bottom of barrier
- 4″ maximum between top of above-ground pool wall and bottom of barrier when barrier is attached to top of pool wall.
- All other openings shall not allow the passage of a 4″ diameter sphere.
- Solid barriers (stone walls, etc.) must have no protrusions or indentations.
- Horizontal members less than 45″ apart must be located on the inside face of the barrier. In such cases, the space between corresponding vertical members must be 1.75″ or less.
- Maximum mesh size for chain link fences shall be a 2.25-inch square unless the fence is provided with slats fastened at the top or the bottom which reduce the openings to not more than 1.75″.
- Decorative cut-outs within a vertical member must not have openings greater than 1.75″.
- Must meet height, opening and climb ability requirements for barriers.
- Must be self-closing and self-latching, and must open outward away from pool.
- Latches less than 54″ from the bottom of the gate must be located on pool side at least 3″ from top of the gate. There shall be no openings 1/2″ or greater within 18″ of the latch.
- Latches located greater than 54″ from the bottom of the gate may be located on both sides.
If this all seems too intimidating, don’t worry! Clarksville Fencing knows all of the exact specifications to build a safety fence for your pool that will keep you family safe and look great at the same time. Once you have a plan for your pool contact us for a quote and we will get started on the perfect fence for your family!