Pool fences are required for public, private, residential, and hotel and motel pools.
The purpose of these fences is to ensure safety and to prevent accidents. If a fence does not meet regulations, it may not do what it is meant to do, whether it be installed incorrectly or not maintained properly.
The results of a defective pool fence can be tragic, causing small children to be involved in accidents if their parents are not aware of the risks.
Pool Fence Guidelines:
- Must surround the entire pool area
- Fence must be at least four feet tall
- Gaps in the fence should be no wider than four inches
- Must have self-closing and self-latching gates
- Gates should be out of reach of children
If the above pool fence guidelines are not met, the fence could be considered defective and dangerous.
Other important things for parents to remember include the following:
- Ensure the use of safety covers on pools and spas when they are not in use
- Remove toys from water after use
- Use drain covers to prevent entrapments
- Always have emergency equipment easily accessible
If your child has been injured due to a defective pool fence that resulted in a pool accident, call our Toledo swimming pool accident attorneys at 800.637.8170. Our office can help you and your child reach a favorable settlement for the pain and suffering that has resulted from the defective pool fence.
If you have been injured in Perrysburg, Port Clinton, or Sylvania, consult a premises liability attorney.