Child Safety

The State of Florida’s Child Safety Code requires that the swimming pool be fenced or screened in and that the house be protected from the swimming pool or spa.  There can not be any direct access through any door or window in the house to the swimming pool without protection.  There are four approved methods of protection: 

  1. All the windows and doors leading from the house to the pool area must be self closing and self latching and the latching mechanism can not be lower than 54” from the floor.
  2. An approved child safety net or pool blanket can be installed.
  3. A child safety fence can be installed between the house and swimming pool.
  4. All doors and windows leading out to the pool area must be equipped with a child safety alarm. 
  5. A Poolguard Pool Alarm is an alarm that sences waves in the pool.

While there are other child safety devices available, these are the only approved methods.  Your design consultant can recommend the best method for your circumstances.  Please click here to access the Florida Statute.