Access gates shall be equipped to accommodate a locking device.  Pedestrian gates shall open outward away from the pool, shall be self-closing and shall have a self-latching device.

Double gates- One side of the double gate must be secured in place: the adjacent gate shall be secured with a self-latching device.

The gate shall not have openings larger than 1/2" within 18" of the latch release mechanism.

Latches- where the release mechanism of the self-latching device is located less than 54" from grade, the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate no less than 3" below the top of the gate. The gate shall not have any openings greater than 1/2" within 18" of the release mechanism.