Nobility Fence is proud to offer ornamental aluminum fences that serve as up to code pool fences as well. We offer three elegant designs for your aluminum pool fence including the Miller Pool Fence, Nelson Pool Fence, and the Sawyer Pool Fence. See which aluminum pool fence design you like best and read up on the pool code requirements below and Contact Us with any questions or to get a quote for your new pool fence.
If you are like many people, pool fences were the last thing you were thinking about when designing the perfect pool for you backyard. Nobility Fence outlines the major points that you need to know in order to protect your loved ones and to be compliant with local pool codes.
International Pool Code & Pool Fence Requirements:
- Any stucture intended for swimming that contains water over 24 inches, must have a fence surrounding it.
- This includes in-ground pools, above-ground pools, on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
- Pool Barrier Requirements
- Pool fence intended to provide protection against potential drownings and near-drownings by restricting access.
- Top barrier of pool fence is required to be at least 48 inches above grade measured on the side of the barrier facing away from the pool.
- Vertical clearance of the pool fence should be 2 inches between the grade and the barrier.
- Gates should be equipped to accommodate a locking device.
- Pedestrian gates should open outward, away from the pool, with a self-closing and self-locking device.
- Doors with direct access to a pool should be equipped with an alarm that senses the door is open.
- Doors with self-latching devices are acceptable if it provides the same protection as the gates with alarms.
- Ladders & Steps:
- Your ladder or steps should be capable of being secured, locked, or removed to prevent pool access.
- Your ladder or steps should be surrounded by a barrier that meets the requirements.
These pool safety guidelines are put in place by the International Code Council. This is just a summary of the codes, and is not intended to be the complete code. Check your local pool codes for their guidelines, due to the possibility that the international code could follow different requirements than your local code.