Swimming Pool Barriers

Swimming Pools

Planning a pool? State law and local zoning codes require barriers for new and renovated swimming pools. ARS §36-1681 “Pool enclosures; requirements; exceptions; enforcement” provides the details.  The Arizona Department of Health Services’ Office of Environmental Health has an overview of this state law at http://www.azdhs.gov/phs/oeh/pool_rules.htm

Check your city’s webpage or call their planning/development department for details on local regulations.  For example, in Phoenix, you can read the Pool Barrier Requirements brochure and see the application process on their pool barriers’ webpage (http://phoenix.gov/pdd/topics/poolbarriers.html ).  The city of Mesa has a pool and spa brochure with barrier requirements.

For the actual wording of your city’s ordinances and code, look for links on the city’s page to the city code and ordinances or call the city clerk.  Other city codes for Arizona can be found at municode.com.  Links to Arizona’s city websites are at http://az.gov/government_city_a-d.html .

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