Pool Fencing Regulations Are For Your Safety  

by Pool Builders on 04-20-2011 in Articles

Owning a pool carries a lot of responsibility as well as pleasure. Making sure your pool is fenced according to pool fencing regulations will give you peace of mind and save you money paid out in fines. Children are curious and if they love the water will try to find a way to enter the pool area. Regulation fencing is designed to keep them out and therefore safe. Fencing companies can do the installation for you and it is worthwhile getting a professional job done. It is your families' safety at stake, and the regulations are designed with this in mind.

Fencing the pool has always been part of the law, but recent regulations now require registration and inspection of the pool. It is also necessary to have a CPR sign erected in plain sight of the pool area. This is sensible as the information is available in an emergency. Now, the first thing to consider when planning to build a pool is to check if you can live by both the construction and maintenance costs while ensuring that you are following the regulations. But make sure you make arrangements to have the right fence installed.

Pool fencing has to meet standards outlined in the pool laws. It cannot be just a normal yard fence or something you think will do the job. It has to be childproof and have a childproof entry gate. A fencing company can install this for you if you don't want to do this yourself. As they are aware of the regulations, you can be assured that a fence built by them will be safe. Fences can be made of steel or aluminum both being strong and durable. It must be of a height that young children cannot reach so that gate and latch are not accessible for them. It must also have all vertical bars to prevent children gaining access through horizontal footholds.

By adhering to existing pool safety regulations, you will be able to avoid financial losses from penalty charges and, at the same time, maintain the cleanliness and PH levels of your pool. This will make for a happy, healthy swimming environment. Knowing you have done the right thing in regards to fencing will also give you peace of mind even when the pool is not being use, knowing the little ones cannot gain access. Pool regulations are not meant to be a burden, but to lift the burden of guilt and heartache from our shoulders by protecting our family. Do the right thing and make sure your pool is correctly fenced.

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