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What is BOCA compliant pool fencing?

Swimming pool fence restrictions differ all over the United States. In fact, they can differ even within the same city. Most BOCA codes usually call for at least 48-inch pool fences with bottom horizontal rails that won’t exceed three inches from the ground. Additionally, there must be 45 inches of space between the two innermost aluminum rails. Ideal pool fence picket spacing is 3 13/16 in compliance with the maximum 4-inch requirement. Many jurisdictions follow the BOCA national codes in some form or other. Some jurisdictions strictly follow BOCA, other jurisdictions partially follow BOCA and yet, other jurisdictions, especially many rural areas of the US, don’t follow it at all and have no restrictions. Contact your homeowners association, your insurance carrier and/or your local building codes to find out what, if any, restrictions are in your area before your purchase and install a swimming pool fence.

Pool Fencing
Two Rail Flat Top

Two Rail Flat Top

  • 2 rails
  • BOCA compliant at 48” high only
Flat Top, Flush Bottom Rail

Flat Top, Flush Bottom Rail

  • 3 rails or 4 rails
  • BOCA compliant at 54” or higher
Flat Top with Spear, Flush Bottom Rail

Flat Top with Spear, Flush Bottom Rail

  • 3 rails or 4 rails
  • BOCA compliant at 54″ high or higher
  • flush bottom rail

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For more than 16 years, Great Fence has been supplying premium, rust-free aluminum pool fence and gate products to homeowners, resorts, hotels and public community pools nationwide. We continue to boast an excellent A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau since 2006. Our pool safety barriers are 100% made in the USA and can be customized to meet specific BOCA requirements. All products include a lifetime warranty on the workmanship, materials, and paint finish.

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Great Fence ships premium, rust free aluminum pool fencing to homeowners, resorts, hotels and public community pools all over the USA. We are a proud fence supplier of all kinds of swimming pool safety barriers and we can accommodate, pretty much, any type of application or need. Below we list for you BOCA’s full requirements for pool area fencing. If you’re in a jurisdiction which requires you to strictly follow BOCA, we have you covered. And if not, we can help you too!