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The arrival of summer means time for swimming.  If you are installing a swimming pool that means you need a fence that will meet local pool code requirements.  Laws are established to prevent children from having easy access to a pool. In order to have your pool pass inspection, you need to have the right fence to complete the job. Good news, you’ve got options for a safe, worry free summer of swimming.

Pool fencing comes in all shapes and sizes. Vinyl, Wood, Aluminum or Chain link we can and have done it all. As with any decision, there are pros and cons to each material. Our fence experts can help you decide what aesthetic works best for your home.

Quick overview of requirements for Montgomery County, Maryland residential swimming pool regulations:


  • Must be constructed to completely enclose the swimming pool
  • Must be at least 5 feet high
  • Be securely anchored to the ground
  • Not easy to climb or penetrate
  • Maintained in good condition


  • Must have a self-closing and self-latching lock or latch on the poolside of the gate
  • Latch must be at least 4-feet from the ground
  • Must be closed and latched when not in use


Montgomery County Maryland pool code guideline resources:

Department of Permitting Services

Montgomery County, MD Fire & Rescue


Capital Fence knows just how to help you choose a safe and attractive fence.









**This is not legal advice, always check with your local county authorities for the most current and up to date laws.

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