|Pool Fencing Requirements
Chandler residents who own a swimming pool must comply with the City's pool fencing requirements. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about pool fencing. For further details on the ordinance, please refer to the Additional Links below.
What are the City's requirements on where a swimming pool can be located?
The City requires that swimming pools are located in a resident's back yard. Swimming pools cannot be in the front yard. The water's edge needs to be at least five feet from any side or back property line. Residents also must obtain a building permit before the construction of pool fencing. For details on how to obtain a permit, call the City's Development Services office at 480-782-3000.
Am I required to have fencing around my pool?
Yes, all pools must be enclosed by a perimeter fence of masonry, concrete or decorative fencing (such as wrought iron). The City's ordinances on swimming pools include information about both exterior and interior barriers. For further details on the ordinance, please refer to the Additional Links below.
How high does the fencing for an exterior barrier have to be?
Fencing must be at least six feet high, but not to exceed seven feet in height. A horizontal combination of masonry and wrought iron is permitted with a concrete curb of a maximum of four inches high to prevent erosion. The curb needs to be at least three inches under the ground and one inch above the ground.
How would I measure the fencing so that it meets the City's requirements?
Wall and fence heights should be measured on the exterior side of the enclosure from the top of the foundation to the lowest point of elevation within a line five feet from the fence. In a situation where the fencing varies in height, the average height of the majority of the fence is considered the overall height