According to florida statute s an above ground pool may act as its own barrier or a barrier can be placed on top of it.
Above ground pool florida law.
Under the law swimming pools are defined.
For any pool barrier the maxi mum clearance at the bottom of the barrier should not exceed 4 inches above the surface or ground when the measurement is done on the outside of the barrier.
775 083 except that no penalty shall be imposed if the person within 45 days after arrest or issuance of a summons or a notice to appear has equipped the pool with at least one safety feature as required in subsection 1 and has attended a drowning prevention education.
The seconds it would take to pull it from the water and set it aside could save a life.
2 a person who fails to equip a new residential swimming pool with at least one pool safety feature as required in subsection 1 commits a misdemeanor of the second degree punishable as provided in s.
In addition any ladder or steps that are the means of access to an aboveground pool must be capable of being secured locked or removed to prevent access or must be surrounded by a barrier that meets the requirements of this section.
Be at least 5 feet high.
Not have any openings more than 4 inches wide except for gates or doors.
2 the structure of an aboveground swimming pool may be used as its barrier or the barrier for such a pool may be mounted on top of its structure.
A wall fence or other barrier must surround the pool area and applies to both above ground and inground pools.
Another way above ground pool owners may be in violation of florida law is if a ladder to the pool is left standing next to it when the pool is unsupervised.
Above ground pools require pool fence in florida.
Gate doors surrounding a pool area must open away from the pool and automatically latch closed once released.
The barrier of an above ground pool must be able to be secured locked or have means of not allowing access to the water.
If the bottom of the gate or fence rests on a non solid surface such as grass or gravel industry recommends that the clearance should not exceed 2 inches.
The wall fence or barrier must.
Leaving a ladder up in an unattended pool is also a violation.
This law applies unless a local law has a different requirement.
However such structure or separately mounted barrier must meet all barrier requirements of this section.
Completely enclose the pool area.
Pools indoors or within a screened in area hare not required to have a fence or other barrier if all windows and doors that provide access to the pool have a wired safety alarm or have a self closing self latching device 54 inches or more above the ground.
However as a backup state law in florida requires residents who have swimming pools spas or hot tubs to also have at least one safety feature in place.