Pool Fence/Barrier requirements in Kingman

If you reside within the city limits of Kingman, AZ & you are thinking of putting in a pool, you will probably will want to know that you will need a fence aka barrier that meets the City of Kingman’s code.

Here is a brief synopsis of the City of Kingman’s code:

Sec. 5-91 Swimming pools City of Kingman.

(a) Definition. This section applies to any swimming pool, or other contained body of water that contains water eighteen (18) inches or more in depth at any point and that is wider than eight (8) feet at any point and is intended for swimming, which shall be protected by an enclosure surrounding the pool area, as provided in this section.

(b) Pool enclosure requirements, exceptions, enforcement.

(1) A swimming pool or other contained body of water required to be enclosed by subsection (a), whether a below-ground or above-ground pool, shall meet the following requirements:

a. Be entirely enclosed by at least a five-foot wall, fence or other barrier as measured on the exterior side of the wall, fence or barrier.

b. Have no openings in the wall, fence or barrier through which a spherical object four (4) inches in diameter can pass. The horizontal components of any wall, fence or barrier shall be spaced not less than forty-five (45) inches apart measured vertically or shall be placed on the pool side of a wall, fence or barrier which shall not have any opening greater than one and three-quarter (1) inches measured horizontally. Wire mesh or chain link fences shall have a maximum mesh size of one and three-quarter (1) inches measured horizontally.

c. Gates for the enclosure shall:

1. Be self-closing and self-latching with the latch located at least fifty-four (54) inches above the underlying ground or on the pool side of the gate with a release mechanism at least five (5) inches below the top of the gate and no opening greater than one-half (1/2) inch within twenty-four (24) inches of the release mechanism. Gates over sixty-inches in width that are not self-closing and self-latching shall be secured by a padlock or similar device which requires a key, electric opener or integral combination which can have the latch at any height.

2. Open outward from the pool.

d. The wall, fence or barrier shall not contain openings, handholds or footholds accessible from the exterior side of the enclosure that can be used to climb the wall, fence or barrier.

e. The wall, fence or barrier shall be at least twenty (20) inches from the water’s edge.

f. The wall, fence or barrier shall be permanently constructed or attached in a manner so as to not be easily removed.

This is not the entire Kingman Municipal Code on Pool Fencing aka barricades, for the entire code click/ tap here Sec. 5-91 Swimming pools Kingman, AZ .

We want our children to remain safe & Arizona is ranked #2 in the nation for child drownings.  We can all agree, it truly doesn’t matter if you live within the City of Kingman or the surrounding area in Mohave County, which also has a pool fence aka enclosure code, please contact a qualified fence contractor to build a quality fence to keep your children & grand children safe!

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