Requirements for Pool Fencing in California

To prevent accidental drownings and pool-related injuries, California established a formal Pool Safety Law in 1996. The California pool fence law was updated in 2006 and again in 2018. Today, pool fencing requirements in California require that all pools must contain at least two from a list of California-approved safety measures:

Commercial and Residential Pool Fencing

Pools provide enjoyment and exercise for children and adults alike — but they also introduce risks. Whether you’re looking to protect a commercial pool, install a fence around a pool pump or simply enhance safety at home, Sanger Fence has the expertise to get the job done right.

How to Know if These Rules Apply to Your Pool

California guidelines for pool fencing include any pool that contains more than 18 inches of water — including small, large, portable, in-ground or inflatable pools. Even if it seems like overkill, California law mandates that property owners maintain a barrier between their pool and the rest of the property.

How We Can Help Plan Your Pool Enclosure

The above list is not comprehensive. At Sanger Fence, we are already familiar with the requirements of California law — and we can help you design and build a solution that will keep your pool and people that use it safe. Contact us today.

Other Considerations When Fencing a Pool

Even with the above list of requirements in mind, pool owners have a variety of options to consider when installing a pool safety fence — removable or detachable pool fences, baby fences for pools, safety nets for swimming pools, etc. Different solutions work better in certain circumstances, and can help pool owners achieve a pleasing aesthetic. With years of experience and a helpful, knowledgeable staff, we can help you design a pool fence that meets your needs.