How to Choose the Right Fence for Your Pool Area

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In Miami Florida, one little boy, Jonathan Feliciano, died three months ago, after going through a door to a patio where a daycare pool was located. The door had holes large enough for the child to get through, and he was in the water for 20 minutes before anyone noticed he was missing.

If you have a pool or pond area, it’s important that you keep it safe for any children in the area. If you do not adequately fence your pool, you can be held liable for injuries that occur there as a result. The laws vary from state to state, and there is currently no federal pool fence law. However, the majority of states have agreed to International Code Council rules standards that pools should have fences where: