Yes. A safety fence is required when constructing a new in-ground, above-ground or temporary inflatable/metal frame soft sided swimming pool.
In the case of an in-ground pool, there shall be erected and maintained a good quality safety fence not less than four feet in height. The safety fence should completely surround the pool or the yard in which the pool is located.
In the case of an above-ground pool or temporary inflatable/metal frame soft sided pool, either a good quality safety fence of not less than four feet in height shall completely surround the pool or surrounding yard in which the pool is located or the total wall height of the pool and surrounding deck/railing must be at least six feet above yard grade.
Latching/locking gates shall be installed on all fences/gates in order to prevent unauthorized entry.
In the case of a spa/hot tub, a locked safety cover meeting American Society for Testing Materials specifications may be used. A spa must be completely enclosed in a structure with locking windows and doors.