Maryland has the great advantage of being right on the Atlantic Ocean, making them famous for the delicious seafood caught close by. Yet the climate in a Maryland summer can be incredibly hot and humid, and one of the ways to escape the sticky weather is to go for a nice, leisurely swim in chilled pool. However, if you have a private pool, there are certain things you need to remember in order to comply with state laws and to ensure the safety of yourself, you family, and others.
Unlike public pools, there’s no need for proper signage if you have a residential pool. However, there are specific rules for residential swimming pools that also include in-ground, above-ground, and on-ground pools alongside hot tubs and spas. The residential pool laws in Maryland use the requirements from the International Building and International Residential Codes for their own pool regulations, which include the necessity of building a fence around the pool. The fence (or fence) has to be at least 4 feet above ground, which only a 2 inches allowed for space between the ground and the bottom of the fence. This is to ensure that children without proper adult supervision would not be able to access the pool by any means. To further accomplish that protection, it’s important the fence should not have any openings of that would allow a sphere of 4-inch diameter to enter, meaning that no one would be able to stick one of their limbs through the fence.
For the pool safety net required by Maryland law, one of the best products you could buy would be the Katchakid pool safety net. It is fashioned with highly durable and high-density polyethylene, and will ensure that if a child were to stumble onto the net, they would be kept safe from drowning.
No child has ever drowned in a pool protected by a correctly installed Katchakid safety net. Our pool nets are reliable and durable, even in the most extreme conditions.
Our installation technicians go through an intensive certification program in order to meet our standards. Once they’re on the job, they can expertly install a Katchakid over any size or shape pool or open area of water that requires protection. We offer you responsive customer service, with trained representatives and technicians in Maryland. If you have questions or your Katchakid requires any adjustment, we’re there for you.
Also, with all fences there must be a gate, it must have a lock. If you decide to use one of the walls of your home as one of the fence sides to the pool, then there are some extra steps you need to follow as well. The pool must be covered by a safety net, and the door that leads to the pool must be installed with an alarm. However, if you live in Maryland, you should definitely check with your local government or municipality about all of these laws, as all building codes in Maryland are amended locally.
So as you enjoy the wonder of a Maryland summer, remember to keep safe while swimming this summer- yet having fun as well!
For peace of mind, contact us today to learn more about our pool fences, covers and safety nets in Maryland.