Pool Fence

Pool Fence Laws in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment Recommends:

  • Install a pool fence enclosure around residential pools and be sure that all doors are latched or locked at all times.
  • Strict supervision is vital. Always keep your eyes on any children in the area.
  • During social gatherings, designate an adult as "watcher" to protect children. Rotate between watchers to avoid lack of concentration and keep a rigorous supervision.
  • Be aware that most floating devices are not meant to be safety devices. Be conscious that accidents may happen even if they use such devices.
  • Remove toys from in and around the swimming pool when not in use, since they attract kids.
  • Keep a telephone & emergency phone numbers with you at all times.
  • Teach your children how to swim but be very cautious. It is not a guarantee of safety.
  • Forbid running around the pool.
  • Don't allow children to dive into the pool .
  • Learn CPR, a quick restauration of breathing can save a life.

Public Swimming Pools

The Public swimming pools in Colorado must be Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act compliant.

Signed by the U.S. President Bush on December 2007, the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SSAct) has been in effect since December 19, 2008. This code is designed to prevent swimming pool accidents.

The VGB Act established U.S. CPSC standards for pool and spa insurance. Under the law, every drain cover must meet ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 in all public pools and spas. The water facilities which have only one main drain different than an unblockable drain must establish a 2nd device to contend for entrapments.

The fabrication, the trade or retail of drain covers which are not in conformity with the safety measures required by the CPSC is prohibited in USA to ensure that all drain covers accessible in the marketplace are compliant with safety specifications.

Each public pool must set up anti-entrapment drain covers and implement other levels of security such as SVRS or barriers.

A pool contractor should verify that the pool and/or spa is compliant with the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

For supplementary info about local safety requirements for private swimming pools, please call your city's building department. Or to get free swimming pool fence quote please call us at 1-888-919-2229 or search for a local installer near you.