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2015 Pool & Spa Code

Rick18071

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I agree with you Glenn that the barrier should be at least 48" high no matter where it is but just wanted a discussion on it and I wonder if it would hold up in court. I had many instances where a existing deck on the back of a house leads to a new pool where they haven't raised the deck guard to comply.
 

Glenn

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I agree with you Glenn that the barrier should be at least 48" high no matter where it is but just wanted a discussion on it and I wonder if it would hold up in court. I had many instances where a existing deck on the back of a house leads to a new pool where they haven't raised the deck guard to comply.
Yup, I've seen it too. The worst is the "innocent" fence replacement permit. In my city the building inspectors had to do the fence inspections, but really there is no building code for fence, so we just had to check planning division requirements like type of fence and setback from public ways, etc. So many time I show up to what a home "thinks" was just a fence replacement, but actually was a barrier for their pool. I remember one that was huge and fancy powder coated steel. It wasn't even close to complying. It was sad to break that news. No building code for fence... lots of building code for barrier... Most fence contractors and homeowners don't know the difference.
 
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