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    Help i need a fence around our pool!

    We just got this pool for our boys and their loving it!! Came home the other day to a note on my door from bylaws telling us we need a fence😔. I've searched high and low and can't find one that fits the top of our pool as its not a steel frame.

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Check your regulations and find out exactly what you need. You'll probably have to put in a yard fence if you've got an inflatable ring pool.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Yes, check the regulations, in my area as long as the walls of the pool are over 42 inches and you have a lockable or removable ladder a fence is not required.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Same here. If the only access is gated and it is of a certain height it is OK. Then again, "bylaws" tells me you could be living in some sort of community with owners' association? If this is the case, they can have their own rules. Which can be more stringent than the township (or whatever you have there) code. Find them, read them.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Yeah, and if you can't figure anything out on your own, post the rules. Usually almost every set of rules have gaps. See "loopholes".

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

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    No special rules just bylaws from our city.

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Did they quote the bylaw in the notice? I assume that is your backyard and that you have privacy fence on 3 sides and lockable gates on the 2 sides of house leading into backyard from the front yard


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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Can you add a state to your profile location and add your pool specs to your signature. It helps when answering your questions.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    I'm in Canada

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    Our yard is full fenced with a front gate that can be locked. They quoted it needed to be a self closing gate but that would be hard is its our entrance gate to our driveway.

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    You might end up having to make a separate fence with the self closing gate, that blocks the driveway portion off.

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    I'm in Canada

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    Our yard is full fenced with a front gate that can be locked. They quoted it needed to be a self closing gate but that would be hard is its our entrance gate to our driveway.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrelB View Post
    You might end up having to make a separate fence with the self closing gate, that blocks the driveway portion off.
    Look up your municipality's specific protocols, if it's not made code compliant, it could be a real headache. Self-closing, self latching, 4' high chain link is what a lot of pool owners do in my neck of the woods.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Was it a formal notice or just a note that could be from an upset neighbor? Just curious.
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Business card with bylaws note on back. Heard back and the fence around the top is not ok. Our bylaws suck!!!

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    We have 5 foot chain link all around our yard with a 4 foot front double gate that we're looking into getting spring loaded and new latch

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    Usually the municipality will have written rules about things like that.

    I'm in the Montreal area, and on my municipality website, rules explicitly state that if an above ground pool wall is 1.2m or above on all sides that I don't need a fence around it. It also states that a "removable pool" doesn't need to have a fence if the walls are above 1.4m.

    For inground pools, my municipality allows these removable fences, but they explicitly state that they have to be kept in at all times (even though they are removable). Here is a link of the fences I'm talking about. I don't know how they would install that in grass. It's usually installed in concrete or pavers, but you can always call the company and ask. They're more sturdy than they appear, my neighbour has them and I've tested them.

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    I would not have a pool if I didn't have my yard securely fenced in, even if it wasn't required. I would want my yard fenced in completely even if I didn't have a pool. I don't think it is too much to ask for a homeowner to have a secured yard when they have a drowning hazard on their property. It seems like common sense.

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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    if a child wants in he'll get in !!!!!
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    Re: Help i need a fence around our pool!

    My yard it fully fenced!!!! Problem was solved....got a new latch on our gate.

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