Have A Fairfax County VA Pool? You Need A Fence

In Fairfax County, a pool must have a fence around it. This is to protect people from drowning in the pool. A fence around a pool will also require a building permit.

A pool fence must meet very specific requirements, some of which are:

  • Minimum height measured from outside face grade must be at least 48 inches
  • The clearance to the ground depends on what surface is under the fence. This clearance varies from 2-4 inches.
  • The openings in the fence are also regulated, but the minimum size is 1.75 inches
  • Fence should bot be climbable
  • Fence must be a minimum of 20 inches from the edge of pool

The gate to a pool must meet certain criteria, latches must be at least 54 inches from the ground and at least 3 inches from the top. There must be no openings greater than 1/2 inch within 18 inches of the gate latch. The gate must also be self-closing and self-latching.

There are lots of regulations and considerations when putting a fence around a pool. The fence professionals at Carter Fence can handle all the permitting and make sure all regulations are met by the pool fence design. Contact us today.

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