How Do You Build A Swimming Pool Fence?
It’s important to build a sturdy fence around any swimming pool to prevent tragic accidents. Accidental death by drowning is the No. 2 cause of death in and around the home for children under 5, according the the U.S. Consumer Product safety Commission. A fence built to local codes is part of the layers of protection recommended to help protect children (and pets) from accidentally falling into a pool. The other layers include locked and alarmed outside doors to the pool area, pool motion detectors and mechanical pool safety covers that completely and securely cover the pool. Observe the general requirements when constructing a pool fence. The fence must be at least four feet tall. Make sure the fence is not climbable. There should be no footholds or handholds or any areas large enough for a small child to get a foot or hand in. If the fence is slatted, the spaces between the slats can be no more than four inches apart to prevent small bodies from slipping through. Don’t allow any gap