Indiana Pool Fence Laws

Residential Swimming Pools

Indiana residential swimming pool safety is regulated by the  BOCA POOL BARRIER CODE

Public Swimming Pools

Enacted by the U.S. President Bush on December 2007, the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) is operating since the December 19, 2008. This rule is planned to prevent swimming pools hazards. The perils of pools like body entrapments or disembowelments are more often invisible and deadly.


The Virginia Graeme Baker Act gave U.S. CPSC standards for pool and spa security. Under the regulation, all drain covers must match ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 in all public swimming pools and Spas. The water installations which have a single main drain other than an unblockable drain must install a 2nd system to contend for entrapments.


The fabrication, the trade or retail of drain covers which are not in compliancy with the protection measures required by the CPSC is prohibited in USA to ensure that all drain covers purchasable in the marketplace are compliant with safety stipulations.


Each public pools must install anti-entrapment drain covers and enforce other levels of security such as safety vacuum release systems or barriers.


Please note that legislators are constantly updating the pool safety codes and that this information can change without notice.  Please contact your local state or federal agencies for the most up to date information.   To receive a free estimate for a swimming pool fence in your area, please contact Aquaguard Pool Fences.