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Requirements of Maintaining and Securing Swimming Pools in Las Vegas

When one has a swimming pool they often think of what they can do with it such as going for a swim, cooling off during hot days, and hosting pool parties.

What many people don’t consider are the requirements that come with having a pool. These requirements include maintaining and securing the pool.

Securing Swimming Pools in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas, the requirements governing this is found in the Las Vegas Swimming Pool and Spa Code. 

Placing barriers

Section 305 of the Las Vegas Swimming Pool and Spa Code relates to placing barriers around residential pools.

Gates and doors

305.2 specifies that a swimming pool must be secured by a barrier that includes gates and doors at least 8 feet (2.4 m) high measured from inside the enclosed area or 5 feet high measured from an adjacent ground that is higher than the enclosed area, whichever is greater.

Types of pool barriers that can be used

Section 305 also specifies the types of pool barriers that can be used. Options include wrought iron with picket spacing that prevents objects larger than 4 inches (101.6 mm) from passing through, solid barriers without openings or protrusions for handholds, and chain link fences with openings no larger than 1 3/4 inches (44 mm).

Specified maintenance

Maintenance is specified in 302.8 requiring that pools be maintained and clean in a sanitary condition and in good repair. 


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