Wisconsin Pool Fence Laws


Residential Swimming Pools

All drain covers replaced in all pools, public and private, after December 19, 2008 must be listed to comply with the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007. You can find the requierements in the Comm 90, Design and Construction of Public Swimming Pools and Water Attractions. The residential swimming pools in Wisconsin are subjected to the BOCA POOL BARRIER CODE

Public Swimming Pools


The Public swimming pools in Delaware be subjected to the Virginia Graeme Baker Federal Pool and Spa Safety Act

Signed by the U.S. President Bush on December 2007, the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) is effective since the December 19, 2008. This code is designed to foreclose swimming pools hazards. The perils of pools like body entrapments or eviscerations are more often out of sight and deadly.


The Virginia Graeme Baker Act determined U.S. CPSC touchstones for pool and spa safety. Under the law, each drain covers must meet ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 in all public pools and Spas. The water facilities which have a single main drain different than an unblockable drain must establish a second equipment to fight out entrapments.


The manufacturing, the trade or distribution of drain covers which are not in compliancy with the safety criteria required by the CPSC is prohibited in USA to ensure that all drain covers purchasable in the marketplace are compliant with safety specifications.


Each public pools must install anti-entrapment drain covers and implement other strata of protection such as safety vacuum release systems or enclosure.


A swimming pool contractor should control that the pool and / or spa are compliant with the federal VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act.


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.