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By Nan Corpe 01/07/2010
In the state of Florida, you must have a fence around your pool with a lock to prevent children or pets from drowning. It's common sense anyhow to protect children and pets from drowning. It takes a second to be distracted for a child to fall into the pool or climb a ladder to an above ground pool. It happens all the time.
By Jeff Lighthall09/01/2008
It is required here in the US to have a barrier around your pool with a self-closing and self-latching gate. There was a law passed back in Dec 2007 called the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007. This law puts the Consumer Product Safety Commission ( CPSC ) in charge of coming up with the requirements for the barrier. They have had several brochures out for a few years describing the requirements. For more information please visit my blog, http://blog.fencemax.com .
By ellie 06/06/2008
Great Idea. I am surprised that it's not mandatory over there. Here (Australia) it's against the law not to have a fenced, locked swimming pool.
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