Pool Fence and Pool Fence Gate Regulations and Codes in Tampa Bay Florida
Tampa Pool Fencing Codes, Laws and Regulations
1. Below you find the official pool safety fence barrier code for Tampa-Bay and the rest of Florida. Swimming pool laws and regulations.
2. A document that gives a snapshot of the areas with the highest reports of drowning:
Between 5/1/11 and 8/26/11, a total of 1,592 drowning were reported by the media. Key findings:
There were 416 child (12 and under) drownings reported nationwide during this time period Of these, 286 were ages 5 and under 204 were in the 13 – 19 age bracket
For drownings in the 5 and under age group, 70% were male.
Of all those who drowned, including all ages, 83.5% were male.
National Trouble Spots:
(30 or more drownings reported in the media 5/1/11 –
8/26/11). Per the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, states with high numbers of pool drownings should focus on improving barrier laws and enforcement, and promoting supervision and swimming lessons. States with high numbers of open water drownings can reduce these numbers by focusing on promoting and/or providing access to swimming lessons, and through providing lifeguards at lakes and oceans.
Pool Safety statistics and drowning prevention documents
Here are several independent research articles explaining real and disturbing drowning and near drowning statistics. Pool Fencing and other pool safety devices can drastically reduce these statistics.