Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I need information on building a fence around the pool. Is it necessary if we don't have kids, nor do our surrounding homes have any kids? Will our existing fence be enough or would we need more? Do kids play a role in building a fence or not?

ANSWER:
Thank you for contacting the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Our Building and Safety Division has vast amounts of information pertaining to the requirements for, and installation of, fences around pools and spas. While the details are too great to summarize here, you may obtain a copy of the requirements from our Lancaster District Field Office, located at 335A East Ave. K-6, Lancaster, CA. They may also be reached by phone at 661-723-4440. The immediate presence of children in the home or neighborhood has no effect on the fencing requirements.

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