Regulations for above-ground backyard pools

Posted at 6:46 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 21:25:57-04

To keep safety a top priority when installing a backyard pool, make sure your pool is enclosed by a fence that meets guidelines.

A good rule of thumb is a fence should be no less than 6 feet high, but that can vary slightly if you're outside city limits and under the jurisdiction of the county. Fences shouldn't have gaps or holes bigger than 4 inches in diameter.

Above-ground pools must be inspected by the city through a permitting process and comply with the regulations. Most jurisdictions also recommend a self-latching gate around the pool enclosure.

There's usually a fee associated with a permit. The city of La Vista has a $30 fee for above-ground pool permits. There could be a citation or fine if you don't comply with city code.

Experts have an added recommendation for further safety when putting in a backyard pool: Install a pool alarm.

Here are some helpful links on rules for above-ground pools: