Unenclosed Pool or Spa

Pool Yard Enclosures

Section AG 105 “Barrier Requirements” of the 2009 International Residential Codes (City of Ennis Ordinance) States:  

Property owners  are required to have a barrier that consist of a fence and/ or wall that completely surrounds a swimming pool that obstructs access to the swimming pool.

  • The  top of the barrier must be at least 48 inches (4 feet) above grade measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool
  • Openings on the barrier are not allowed to exceed 4 inches
  • Doors or gates must be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices

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