Swimming pools are a part of a growing personal enrichment lifestyle especially in warmer climates. Swimming pools are a great way to increase your home investment but also get healthier using a convenient and positive method of exercise. Further, swimming pools are fun!
In ground and above ground pools however come with a very definite demands for safety. Pools are an open invitation to children of all ages, including those that cannot swim. It’s the responsibility of the pool owner to secure the pool area using automatic security functionality. Specifically, this includes auto closing gates and a secure fence.
The fencing doesn’t need to be of any specific material however. Clear plastic sheeting, wrought iron and even chain link is acceptable. The requirements are based on securing the pool area and not on esthetics. Depending on local codes, pool security can be a secure pool area or even the whole yard. Regardless of the area secured, fencing plays a large role in keeping kids safe and limits owner liability.
Without good fencing and secure, auto closing gates, drowning can occur and the responsibility firmly rests with the pool...