Barrier Height and Clearances

  1. The top of the barrier shall be a minimum of 48" above grade where measured on the side of the barrier that faces away from the pool. Such height shall be maintained around the entire perimeter of the barrier and for a distance of 3' horizontally from the outside of the barrier.
  2. The vertical clearance between grade, such as grass or mulch, and the bottom of the barrier shall not exceed 2".
  3. The vertical clearance between a solid surface, such as concrete, and the bottom of the barrier shall not exceed 4".
  4. Where the barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure, the vertical clearance between the top of the pool and the bottom of the barrier shall not exceed 4".