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 five approved methods of protection:
Securing your house is important in order to restrict access to your
backyard. Preventing children from being in your pool area unattended is
a necessary aspect of purchasing and constructing your pool. Our design
consultants can walk you through the four approved protection designs.
The main security measure is to make sure all doors and windows are
properly secured. Child safety nets are another option. These nets are
made out of the highest quality materials and provide complete peace of
mind in regard to the safety of your pool. Installation is easy, and it
is aesthetically pleasing as safety nets do not obstruct the view of
Another option is a safety fence which can be installed on your deck
and surrounds your swimming pool. This allows you to use the swimming
pool easily while still keeping your loved ones safe. The fourth
approved option is a Poolguard Pool alarm. This state of the art alarm
system will monitor any movement in the water that is larger than plant
debris or small objects. It can be put into sleep mode when you want to
use your pool. The alarm is tamper proof and coms with an in-house
remote receiver that has a range of 200 ft.
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.