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    Cyburbian SideshowBob's avatar
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    Fence requirements for pools

    Hello:
    I am creating swimming pool langage and one of the City Council Members wants to make sure that temporary pools are not fenced with temporary "snow fences." Is there anyone that knows any language that would separate a "permanent" fence from a "temporary" (or "snow") fence?

    I tried "permanent" already, and I guess that is not good enough.

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    Here is a definition sanctioned by my former employer's municipal attorney:

    13.49(4) Inflatable Swimming Pools. "Inflatable above ground swimming pools must also meet all code requirements for above-ground swimming pools as described in Section 13.49(3) above, including fencing requirements."


    13.49(3)(b)"Above-ground pools shall be enclosed with adequate and secure fence at least four (4) feet in height above adjoining grade to prevent the entrance of children under the age of seven (7) years."

    http://www.town-menasha.com/Ordinances/Chapter%2013%20%20Town%20Building%20Code.pdf
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    From my fair city & county code:

    15.153.020 FENCES, WALLS, AND HEDGES
    (B) A six foot impassable fence shall surround all swimming pools, all accessories thereto, and all entries thereto.
    Swimming pools shall include but are not necessarily limited to pools over two feet in depth at any point.
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    It's a building code issue not zoning. (I think this question has been discussed before.)
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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    (I think this question has been discussed before.)
    Yes you are right - 11/2005.
    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...=swimming+pool
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    Thanks, everyone.

    Trust me, fencing of pools is a big issue here. And I guess last year (I was not here yet), someone put up one of those temporary "snow fences" around their pool. One of the City Council Members is obsessed that it does not happen again. So she is not satisfied that we are adding "permanent", "withstand 200 pounds of pressure" and gate requirements. The only other things I can think of is material (which I don't want to do) and regs on depth that the posts are dug into the ground--Are there any regs out there on this?
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