Childcare and Home Child Care Pool Safety Requirements
For Childcare Licensing and Home Child Care please visit the Department of Child Safety here and scroll to page 13 for pool safety requirements.
Any Childcare Facility and Home Child Care must meet fence standards of 5’ in height with self-closing, self-latching, lockable gate and no vertical or horizontal open spaces exceeding 4” at any point. All Gates are to be locked when pool is not in use and pool machinery is inaccessible.
DCS Pool Barriers can help you prepare for pool safety for foster care or home child care requirements.
Pool Safety is everyone’s business!
Foster care homes must comply with the Department of Health Services regulations. Click here.
Any foster care applicants with a swimming pool must attain CPR certification and have a pool fence that meets DHS requirements.