how high does my swimming pool fence & gates have to be?

August 24, 2010 – 8:48 am
Posted in Fence & Gate DesignsPool FencingProduct Information

All swimming pools no matter what age MUST have a child-proof and secure pool fence.

The fence and gate must be a child resistant pool fence that complies with US Standards “Fences and Gates for Swimming Pools”. You should contact your local county offices for further information on these standards. (links below)

Local counties control the guidelines and consent for swimming pool fencing. Various materials and designs must comply with county requirements on safety.

Generally, pool fencing and gates must be at least 1.2m high from the outside ground level, and can contain no foot holds. Gates must be fitted including approved child safety catches. Picket fences should have no rails closer than 1.2m and must be spaced at less than 4″ (100mm). Pool gates must be fitted with a self closing child proof latch.

For more information refer to the following guide:

To view your local county swimming pool fence codes, all state links…