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Maryland Pool Fence Laws

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
pool fence laws

Every state is different, and Maryland’s pool fence laws are definitely not the same as Arizona’s or New York’s.

It’s no secret that everyone gets excited about outdoor fun as the weather warms. Many love swimming and start to plan their own personal pools. However, owning a pool is not all fun and games and there are numerous laws which must be followed and precautions which must be taken. Every state is different, and Maryland’s pool fence laws are definitely not the same as Arizona’s or New York’s. This may seem like a lot of fuss, but it is a serious safety issue. According to the CDC, accidental drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1-4. Many of these children die in swimming pools. This is why it is important to make sure you are aware of pool fence laws before you build one. (more…)

The Best Fences for Pool Season

Friday, April 7th, 2017
fences for pool season

Before you can get started on installing a new pool or fully enjoying your pool, it’s time to think about fences for pool season!

The warmer days and longer nights are finally creeping in and many families are thinking about opening up their pools to enjoy the warmth. Before you can get started on installing a new pool or fully enjoying your pool, it’s time to think about fences for pool season! Many municipalities and states require pool fences before installation, so planning ahead will ensure that you’re taking a dip on Memorial Day. Here are our top picks for fences for pool season and beyond. (more…)

A Fence for Pool Season

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Pool fence

Is your pool ready for summer? If you have an in-ground pool, you need a fence!

When it comes to pool fences in Maryland, there are a number of guidelines and laws which need to be followed in order to ensure they are safe for everyone. These depend on the pool’s nature, depth, and use. Read on to learn more about the pool fence requirements as they apply to Maryland residences and businesses. (more…)

Pool Fences for Your Maryland Home

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Glass fencing for your Pool

There are many different fencing options for your pool. But you won’t be able to see as clearly as with a custom glass railing!

Over the summer, you have hosted four cookouts, three swim parties, and countless number of slumber parties. With so much activity, you have started to notice your pool’s unstable chain link fence. It has been on your property a very long time and it has definitely seen better days. Now that it is falling down, maybe it is time to replace the chain link with something better and more aesthetically appealing. But what should you choose? Let’s check out some options! (more…)

Glass Pool Fences for your Summer Safety

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
glass pool fence

When you add a glass pool fence to your home, you get all of the safety benefits and none of the view obstruction.

As temperatures keep on pressing higher and higher, and the humidity becomes stifling, nothing sounds more refreshing than a nice dip in a cool pool. If you’re the owner of a residential or commercial pool, you are probably in the process of getting your pool ready for the summer. Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time for diving in with family and friends, but before your pool is ready to go, you’ll probably need a new pool fence. When you’re looking for a classy way to keep your family and pets safe, a glass pool fence may be the perfect choice for your home or business. (more…)

Pool Fencing: Glass Rails, for Style and Safety

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Pool fencing is an essential part of any pool setup. Pool fencing keeps pools safe for children and pets, and is required by law for most in-ground pools deeper than 2 feet.

Any number of fences will work well for pool applications, but only one fence holds the distinction of protecting your pool while keeping the view clear and unobstructed. Glass rail fencing is fencing made of clear glass panels which meet regulations for pool fencing while maintaining the view around the pool. This is ideal for homeowners and commercial pool operators who don’t want to spoil the view of their natural surroundings.

Glass rail fencing also has a number of other applications. Glass does not corrode, which makes it great for applications both indoors and outdoors. Glass rails work well for balcony and staircase railings, especially because there are no open spaces where a foot or leg could get trapped. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, glass has the strength to provide ample protection, whether its used on a staircase, on a balcony, or by the pool. For pool fencing that doesn’t spoil the view, consider glass rail fence.

glass rail pool fence

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

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What are the Pool Fence Laws in Maryland?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

If you have a pool in Maryland, you are required by law to have a pool fence. Specific regulations regarding height and other aspects of construction can vary slightly from county to county, but in general, you can use to following (based on the International Residential Code and Consumer Product Safety Commission’s ‘Guidelines for Swimming Pool Barriers’ as a guideline of what to expect for your pool fence.

Swimming Pool Fences in Maryland

Generally, any pool in Maryland that is more than 2 feet deep must have a pool fence around it. In some counties (Montgomery County for example) pools more than 18 inches deep must have a fence around them.

The fence itself must be at least 4 feet tall, “measured from the ground next to the pool, on the side of the fence outside the pool area.” In Montgomery County, the height of the pool fence increases to 5 feet, and in Prince George’s County, 6 feet. Pool fences can go either around the immediate vicinity of the pool, or around the backyard itself. Pool fences also have to be a “permanent enclosure” which generally means they must be anchored into the ground and not easy to climb or penetrate. Regulations regarding the measurements of openings in the fence in between boards or bars ensure that there is not enough room in the fence for a child to poke their head through or otherwise make it through the fence.

Maryland pool fence laws

Hercules Custom Iron is proud to be an affiliate of Hercules Fence. We have more than 70 years of industry experience and are committed to providing quality craftsmanship. Our custom designs are crafted by master fabricators to produce ornamental iron that offers both aesthetic appeal and structural reliability. Professional in-house installers take care to provide the highest quality service for every job they complete.

Our state-of-the art manufacturing and sand blasting facility is located just 60 miles north of Washington D.C. We also offer onsite, top of the line paint and powder coating. Our dedication has enabled Hercules Custom Iron to become a revolutionary company respected throughout the industry. We are proud to of our place as a leading manufacturer of custom iron work throughout, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. We look forward to having you Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your next custom iron, specialty metal or aluminum project!

Be sure to follow Hercules Custom Iron on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn!

Sources

http://www.ehow.com/list_6770287_pool-fence-laws-maryland.html

http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/frs-safe/resources/laws/pools.asp