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Swimming pool security "fence"

We are having a semi in-ground pool built and will need to erect security "fencing" as an alarm is not practical for us. Part of the area is going to be difficult to fence, is it within the regulations to have a section of it, around a quarter, in the form of a brick wall?
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Not strictly as the wall part will not have been tested and certified. You may consider the risk worth taking when you understand what the regulation is trying to achieve. The fence (wall etc) should not be climbable ie no hand or foot holds to assist scaling the fence. No trees or bushes within 500mm that allow the scaling. Also higher than 1100 mm.
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I guess that's more or less what I thought. We reckon the wall would be around 1.50m high, no hand or foot holds. A "proper" pool security fence would be attached to one end of the wall and continued around the rest of the pool area (the other end of the wall attached to the house) . Thank you for your reply Theiere.
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One final question on this topic. It would appear after reading the regulations that above ground pools don't need security fencing. As part of our pool will be above ground can we just fence off the in-ground section? If yes, how high does the above ground pool need to be, is it 110cms the same as a fence? Not a cost issue, it would be much more asthetically pleasing!!
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Why not ask at the Marie?

My gut instinct would be that if part of it is underground then it is an underground pool.

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Why not ask at the Marie?

My gut instinct would be that if part of it is underground then it is an underground pool.

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We actually have already! It seems to depend on what mood he's in. Several neighbours have similar pools to us and for each of us we've been given different advice on planning applications, distance from boundaries etc. and security. One neighbour has a fully inground pool located 1 metre from the boundary, didn't need permission, doesn't need security fencing or an alarm because its in their "back garden"!! Mairie has visited our site twice since Christmas and given contradictory advice on every aspect so don't have a lot of confidence there. We've followed the law to the letter so don't want to slip up on the security aspect especially as we have a young grandchild. Will go the whole hog and fence it all in I think even though the fencing isn't that pretty.
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