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Pool Code

Jul 3, 2019 by Katelynn German

Pool Code


When purchasing a fence for your pool, it’s important to check your local laws and regulations.
Requirements will vary depending on location. 

BOCA stands for Building Officials & Code Administration.

  • Fence must be at least 48 inches tall.
  • Minimum space between the first or lowest top rail and bottom rail must be at least 45 inches in length.
  • Certain fence styles may have to be taller than 48 inches.
  • Spacing between pickets must be less than four inches. A 4-inch sphere cannot fit between pickets.
  • Ground clearance from the bottom rail to grade must be less than 4 inches.
  • All gates must be equipped with self-closing hardware.
  • All gates must be equipped with self-latching hardware.
  • All gates must open away from the pool.
  • The opening mechanism of the latch must be at least 54 inches above the ground.
Click here to download a free copy of BOCA rules and regulations.
Disclaimer: Country Estate® / Country Estate Fence of the South, Inc. is not the author of the Downloadable BOCA PDF.
Disclaimer: Check local laws, regulations, codes and requirements before purchasing a fencing system. REQUIREMENTS WILL VARY DEPENDING ON LOCATION. 


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