safety cover or diy fence for 12' AGP


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Old 07-26-17, 05:07 PM
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safety cover or diy fence for 12' AGP

My current 12' agp is only 40". 8" short of the municipal requirement to be 4ft high for safety and to prevent kids getting in.
Fences seem expensive and I came find any 12ft covers that would securely hold onto the rails.
Has anyone done a DIY cover or similar for this situation?

I've seen people just extends the 8" with a railing fence attached to the t bars. Wondering what to do that with and how to securely attach.
 
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Is it a stockade fence? Can you post a pic?
 
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Old 07-26-17, 06:45 PM
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There is no fence at the moment. The pool is 40" high but it's required to be 4ft high.
So I only need t add 8" to it somehow.
Plastic web fencing?
 
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Are you saying that the pool, itself has to be 4' high?
 
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Old 07-27-17, 08:10 AM
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If the pool just need to be 8" higher why not build an area with double stacked landscape timber, fill with sand or dirt and set the pool on that.
 
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Old 07-27-17, 04:58 PM
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Yeah the requirement is to be 4' high if it's an above ground pool.
A wood frame would have to be round otherwise a kid could get on the frame and then into the pool.

Canada Quebec law below (may be variations in other localities)
6. An aboveground pool with a wall height of at least 1.2 m from the ground at any point or a portable pool with a wall height of 1.4 m or more is not required to be surrounded by an enclosure if access to the pool is by
(1) a ladder equipped with a self-closing and self-latching safety gate preventing its use by children;
(2) a ladder or a platform access to which is protected by an enclosure having the features described in sections 4 and 5; or
(3) a patio attached to the residence and laid out so that the part giving access to the swimming pool is protected by an enclosure having the features described in sections 4 and 5.


So, basically you remove the ladder when not in use and if it's above 1.2m it's legal.
 

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Old 08-01-17, 09:06 AM
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Safety

There are extender kits you can get to solve for this. eg.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=above...=1501602962664

An install video is here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QyicY7neMo

Depending on your lot and grading, you might make a deck structure that might prove enjoyable. eg.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...0P1s-g3BheDTIA


The Canada bylaw is because unsupervised small kids go where they shouldn't and drown, then parents sue you and or the city. So the city has the bylaw to prevent accidental ingress to the pool, for every ones benefit.

I have seen the city enforce a pool fence bylaw on a lot with a deep river in the backyard...
 
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Old 08-01-17, 04:38 PM
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I have seen the city enforce a pool fence bylaw on a lot with a deep river in the backyard.
They make you put up a fence along a natural river bank?
 
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No they required the pool to be fenced, but the deep river right next to the pool remains unfenced and was of no concern. So drowning in the river is not as serious as drowning in the pool! Tells you it is about liability than actually keeping anyone safe, but then again that's the nature of safety rules generally.
 
 

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