Above-Ground Pool Fencing Requirements in Illinois


An above-ground pool is a fun way to cool off during the warm and windy Illinois summers. However, the state of Illinois requires specific safety restrictions and requirements for above-ground pools, which include special fencing. Without this fencing, your family would be legally liable for any harm suffered by unwanted visitors.

Depth of Pool

  • To consider the application of these rules, the above-ground pool must have a depth of 18 inches or more.

Size of Fence

  • A 4-foot-high non-climbable fence must enclose the entire area of the pool to keep away unwanted visitors.

Fence Latch

  • The gate or the fence must have a latch 4 feet above the ground and it must also be self-latching.

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