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Fence and gate laws as they pertain to the installation and safety of pools are handled at the local (City, County) level in California. They are most commonly part of the the building code regulations.
Please check with your State to make sure that the same is true for you where you live.
A national pool safety law was just recently passed into law and signed by President Bush. The law follows the ICC recommendations (formerly BOCA) for pool safety barriers. For more information please view the links below.
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Are there swimming pool laws or ordinances in Sacramento County and what are they regarding fences around residential pools and children?
Yes! State and Federal. Consult with your local Department of Health or your local IPSSA swimming pool organization. There are many chapters in your area. Ken
Answer . Most cities now require at least a six foot fence with a lockable gate. Even more and more rural counties are now requiring this also. It is also a good idea to ha…ve a fence and gate to keep from having a liable suite from being filed against you incase of one of the local kids drown in it. Good luck.. Answer . A new national pool code was just signed into law in Dec 2007 called The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act of 2007. The law give the authority over to the Consumer Product Safety Commission ( CPSC ) . The CPSC already has some guidelines in print.
Are there swimming pool laws or ordinances in Texas and what are they regarding fences around residential pools?
Yes. Contact your local state, county health dept for a more indepth answer
Several states have enacted removable pool fence laws. This law for all pools has reduced the number of drownings significantly. While no fence is unclimbable, the barrier bet…ween any water feature and a child is of significant importance to reduce the probability of a water related accident.
not that i know of but maybe in your comunity I do not know what kind of a logical answer the above is. Fence laws applyin every city, county, state It is a logical answer bec…ause there are Federal laws that are applied to PUBLIC pools, however, many states, cities, counties, do not have laws that apply to private pools. For example, Alabama complies with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act for all public pools, however, the Alabama Department of Public Health gives recommendations for what you should do with a private pool. It's a reasonable answer.
Yes, almost all cities or counties or states have laws about this requiring pools to be secured by fences. The dimensions and other requirements differ, so consult your …local building code.
Check with your homeowners insurance. The most important thing is child safety. Answer In December of 2007 the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety …Act was signed into law. This law provides grants to states that pass pool barrier guidelines among other safety issues. Since I have never seen a state that will turn down money, more than likely your state does have pool laws. Even if your state and local government does not have pool laws, your homeowners insurance will require a certain level of safety. For tips on pool safety please visit the links below.
Yes certain townships have different requirements. When I installed my above ground pool I wqas required to have a minimun 4 ft. high fence with a locking gate to assure that …no little children can access the pool. At my mom's house we were required to install an 8ft stockade fence because she had an in ground pool. My sugestion would be to call the township in which you live and ask for code enforcment. They should be able to give you all the information that your going to need. Also be sure to ask if you need a permit.
Yes. In 2006 there was a code adopted requiring fencing around your yard if you have a pool in your yard. In 2009 the Virginia Graeme Baker Law was adopted. It requires …alarms on doors and windows, or a power cover, or another means as safe as the first two(subject to local approval). Go to www.safekidscharmeck.org to see codes.
It doesn't matter what the law states or doesn't state; the important factor is to consider reducing or eliminating your liability if someone were to trespass and then drown o…n your property. spend the $10,000.00 dollars on a 6 foot fence, landscape to make it attractive, and enjoy your pool.
Yes, it is an IBC code requirement and every municipality has it's own additions or alterations to the general code requirement. Check with your local Building Official. … Work is actually being done to try and better standardize the pool laws. In December of 2007 The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act was signed into law. This law puts the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in charge of setting up the codes and doling out the grant money to states that comply. The CPSC has had pool barrier guidelines for years. There are several publications they have listed on their website. They recomend that the barrier be at least 48 inches tall and have a self-closing and self-latching gate. The pool gate can be made self-closing by using Tru-Close Hinges and self-latching by using the Magna-Latch . See links below for more information.
Contact the City of Los Angeles Code Enforcement. They should have any/all up to date information pertaining to any laws/city codes that effect how a pool must be fenced.
Because of new safety laws, most states and cities throughout the US require a fence of at least 5 feet to surround an area where a swimming pool exists.