AG105.2 Outdoor swimming pool.
Any outdoor swimming pool, including an in-ground, above-ground or on-ground pool, hot tub or spa shall be completely surrounded by a barrier which shall comply with the following:
1. In the case where the rear yard of a detached one- or two-family
dwelling or townhouses abuts the edge of a lake or body of water and where no public access is permitted or allowed along the shoreline, and where side yard fences extend to and beyond the water’s edge a minimum of eighteen (18) inches, no rear yard barrier will be required between the shoreline or body of water and the swimming pool.
2. Where wood fences are permitted by the Town Code, wood fencing used as swimming pool required barriers, shall meet the requirements of this appendix.
3. Any fence/wall used for the required barrier shall not contain any openings or protrusions that might be used for foothold climbing purposes.
4. All fish ponds and other contained bodies of water, either above or below ground level, that are designed to contain water eighteen (18) inches or more in depth, shall conform to the location and barrier requirements for swimming pools.
5. Irrigation and storm water retention facilities and the water features in public parks and golf courses are exempt from the barrier requirements of this Appendix.
6. The top of the barrier shall be at least 60 inches above grade measured on the side of the required barrier which faces away from the swimming pool at the highest point of elevation within three (3) feet measured horizontally from the required barrier. The maximum vertical clearance between grade (soil) and the bottom of the required barrier shall be a maximum of 2 inches measured on the side of the required barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. The maximum vertical clearance between a surface below the barrier to a solid surface, such as concrete, and the bottom of the required barrier shall be a maximum of 4 inches measured on the side of the required barrier which faces away from the swimming pool.
7. The poolside of the required barrier shall not be less than (20″) twenty inches from the water’s edge.
8. Openings in the required barrier shall not allow passage of a 4-inch-diameter sphere.
9. Solid barriers which do not have openings, such as but not limited to a masonry, stucco or stone wall, shall not contain indentations or protrusions except for normal construction tolerances and tooled masonry joints. Indentations of 1″ deep x 1″ high or protrusions of 1 inch or more shall be considered as exceeding the normal construction tolerances unless the bottom of the indention or top of the protrusion is beveled at a 45 degree angle from the face of the indention or protrusion back to the vertical face of the indention or protrusion. Where solid barriers have openings such as drainage blocks or similar items, the maximum opening width or height of the opening shall be of such a configuration as not to allow a 4 inch diameter sphere to pass through. Where openings exceed the 4″ diameter, a minimum of 3′ measured horizontally from an adjacent opening in the barrier is permitted.
10. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is less than 45 inches, the horizontal members shall be located on the swimming pool side of the fence. Spacing between vertical members shall not exceed 1.75 inches in width. Where there are decorative cut outs within vertical members, spacing within the cutouts shall not exceed 1.75 inches in width.
11. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is 45 inches or more, spacing between vertical members shall not exceed 4 inches. Where there are decorative cutouts within vertical members, spacing within the cutouts shall not exceed 1.75 inches in width.
12. Where chain link fences are permitted by Town ordinance, the maximum mesh opening size for chain link fences shall be a 2.25-inch square unless the fence is provided with slats fastened at the top or the bottom which reduce the openings to not more than 1.75 inches.
13. Where the barrier is composed of diagonal members, such as a lattice fence, the maximum opening formed by the diagonal members shall not be more than 1 3/4 inches.
14. Every opening up to 4′ in width in a required pool barrier shall be provided with a minimum five (5) foot high self-closing access gate, which is at least (5) feet high measure from the adjacent grade and all access gates shall open outwards away from the swimming pool and shall have a self-latching device or lock in good condition.
15. Pedestrian access gates shall comply with the requirements of AG105.2, and shall be equipped to accommodate a locking device. Pedestrian access gates shall open outward away from the swimming pool and shall be self-closing and have a self-latching device. Gates other than Pedestrian access gates shall have a self-latching device and shall be secured by a padlock or similar device which requires a key, electric opener or integral combination.
16. Where the release mechanism of the self-latching device is located less than 54 inches from grade, the release mechanism and openings shall comply with the following:
a. The release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate at least 5 inches below the top of the gate
b. The gate and barrier shall have no opening greater than 0.5 inch within 24 inches of the release mechanism
17. Gates for openings of four (4) feet or greater leaf width must be secured with a self-latching device and be kept locked. Double gates or multiple gates shall have at least one leaf secured in place and the adjacent leaf shall be secured with the self-latching device.
- Iron Entry Doors
- Driveway & Estate Gates
- Enclosure Gates
- Entry & Courtyard Gates
- Pedestrian Gates
- RV Gates
- Security Screen Doors
- Courtyard Fence & Panels
- Stair Railing & Hand Rail
- Guard Rails
- Pool and View Fence
- Window Decor & Guards
- Exterior Decor
- Interior Decor
- Egress Covers & Ladders
- Miscellaneous Custom Iron
- Commercial Iron
- Pool Safety
- The Process
- Automation / Access