You want to ensure the safety of those you love by installing an aluminum swimming pool fence around it. Most pool codes or BOCA codes require that pool fence should be at least 48 inches tall. The bottom horizontal rail should be no more than three inches from the ground. Most swimming pool fence codes want 45 inches between the two innermost rails. This is so a child can’t get a foothold and pull themselves over. Pool fence picket spacing is 3 13/16 to make the less than 4 inch spacing required by pool code. Above ground pools must also follow state and local swimming pool codes if the water is at least 18 inches deep.
You will need to comply with your local building codes, BOCA codes, or your homeowner organization swimming pool fence codes. Generally the higher the aluminum pool fence (54″, 57″,60″, or 72″), the more secure it is. All pool code gates need to have self-closing hinges with a magnetic closing latch. The gate will close and lock automatically to protect children. The handle to unlatch the gate needs to be at least 54 inches from the ground to prevent a child from opening it. All FenceTown gates come with spring adjustable self closing hinges. Jerith pool code gates come with a magnetic latch. Magnetic latches for pool fence styles are sold separately by the other fence brands.