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Glass Swimming Pool Safety Fencing

California Building Code Chapter 31B, Division II

The pool shall be isolated from access to a home by one of the following methods prior to filling with water:\
1. The pool shall be isolated from access to the home by any enclosure that meets the following requirements:

a.) Any access gates through the enclosure open away from the swimming pool and
are self-closing with a self-latching device placed no lower than 60″ above the

b.) A minimum height of 60″.

c.) Maximum vertical clearance from the ground to the bottom of the enclosure of 2″
or a distance equal to or less than 4″ if installed over a solid surface such as

d.) Gaps or voids, if any, do not allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than 4″ in diameter.

e.) An outside surface free of protrusions, cavities, or other physical characteristics that would serve as handholds or footholds that could enable a child below the age
of five years to climb over.

2. The pool shall incorporate removable mesh pool fencing that meets ASTM F
2286 in conjunction with a gate that is self-closing and self-latching and can
accommodate a key lockable device. (To be used to comply with Code Requirements, this must be PERMANENT).

3. The pool shall be equipped with an approved safety pool cover meeting ASTM F

4. The residence shall be equipped with exit alarms on those doors providing direct access to the pool.

5. All doors providing direct access from the home to the swimming pool shall be
equipped with a self-closing, self-latching device with a release mechanism placed no lower than 54″ above the floor.

6. Swimming pool alarm, when placed in pools, will sound upon detection of
accidental or unauthorized entrance into the water and certified to ASTM F 2208. Other means of protection, if the degree of protection afforded is equal to or greater than that afforded by any of the devices set forth in (1) to (6) above, as determined by the Building Official.
Barrier features 2 (unless permanently installed), 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Part B are permitted as a
substitution for the fence between the home and pool but cannot be used as a substitution
for the fence required that isolates the pool from adjoining parcels or buildings.


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