Pool Fence Palings Spacing

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Climbable pool barriers

Climbable pool barriers

Climbable pool barriers

The pool barrier itself may be climbable and provide foot or hand holds for a child to access the pool area, such as:

  • an intersecting fence with horizontal cross rails within reach of the top of the pool barrier
  • lattice or another climbable material on the pool barrier
  • climbable vegetation.

To comply:

  • fix a wedge fillet (minimum 60-degree angle) along the barrier’s horizontal rails
  • shield any lattice or other climbable material with non-climbable material, such as flat polycarbonate sheeting or vertical palings
  • trim any climbable vegetation on the barrier.
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