A friendly reminder

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bohiaa, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    HEllo Everyone:

    after reading the post about the tragic accident, I wanted to post a reminder to everyone,
    any time your working where there is a swimming pool.
    there MUST be a lock on the GATE,
    every time you enter or exit you must lock the gate.
    the gate MUST be locked at all times.

    be safe everyone
  2. ferris09

    ferris09 LawnSite Member
    from Ms
    Messages: 75

    If I remember correctly the pool is required to have a fence a minimum of 42" tall with a self latching gate. I may be wrong but I think the gate has to be latched at all times. This was what my insurance guy told me when I had mine installed several years ago. The funny thing is that you could have a fence 10' tall with a dozen locks and security, but if someone does enter after all of this and gets hurt the homeowner is still responsible. (mine is insured with a 6' privacy fence with self latching gate, but I also keep it locked) I could not get the insurance for the pool until the fence and gate met the requirements.
  3. FastMan

    FastMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 846

    bohiaa, did you mean locked or latched?

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