Is there any legislation about domestic swimming pool safety?

There is no legislation that relates to the fencing of domestic swimming pools. Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools (HSG179) provides guidance for commercial swimming pools, and this can also be used for domestic swimming pools.

RoSPA recommends that swimming pools are fenced around to ensure that young children who escape supervision cannot gain access to the water.

Date Updated/Created: 09/09/2010

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