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Tips on Pool Fence Safety to Reduce Your Liability

By:Deirdre Sullivan Published: August 23, 2016 There’s nothin’ more inviting on a hot summer day than a cool dip. And that can lead to trouble if your pool lacks a child-proof fence.
Installing a fence around your swimming pool is a smart security measure that prevents kids from having unsupervised access. In many areas, the law and your insurance company may also require it. But how do you know what kind of fence to pick? Here’s where things get tricky. There Are No Standard Requirements The U.S. does not have a federal pool fence law. Instead, pool barriers are regulated at the state and local level. Wait, it gets more complicated. There are exemptions built into these laws. For example, families with children over 6 years old don’t have to install a pool fence in Arizona — unless you live in Scottsdale, Glendale, and several other areas. See what I mean? It’s confusing. Then you have to consider that although your pool might be exempt from fencing laws, your insurance company might…

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