A backyard swimming pool is an absolute treasure during the dog days of a Maryland summer — and with this winter, you might feel like those days can’t come soon enough. A convenient water retreat comes with responsibility, however. When planning for a pool fence you must make sure the fencing adheres to Maryland swimming pool laws. The state of Maryland requires that homeowners with residential swimming pools on their property adequately enclose the structure with a fence.
In Anne Arundel County in particular, pool fencing must be at least four feet high, and there can only be a maximum two inch gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground. Picket fences must not have gaps that are larger than four inches wide. Homeowners in Severn, Maryland contacted Fence & Deck Connection looking to upgrade their wood privacy fence which was showing signs of wear and tear, as well as mold and mildew.
One of our friendly and knowledgable Project Consultants, Tracy Ours, worked with our clients in Severn, Maryland to transform the home’s perimeter fencing and install new sturdy, low-maintenance vinyl pool code fencing.
We first removed and hauled away the existing wood fence. We then installed just over 200 feet of 6 feet high white vinyl Tongue & Groove privacy style fencing with Gothic-style post caps. Two walks gates — one 4′ wide and another 5′ wide provide access to and from the backyard. Both gates are secured with lockable Keystone latches and spring hinges to meet pool code.
The new fences offer this Anne Arundel County family a sense of home security and pool safety for many years to come!