A private pool is defined as being constructed or portable and used for swimming, wading, or bathing with over 24 inches of depth or with a top water surface exceeding 250 square feet. All pools require an ILP. Above-ground pools must have walls at least 4 feet tall from ground level or a fence is required.
In-ground pools may have an automatic pool cover instead of a fence. The cover must provide a continuous connection between the cover and the deck to prohibit access when it is drawn. It must be operated by a key or key and switch. The cover has to support 400 pounds when it is drawn over the pool, be installed according to specifications, and bear an identification tag.
Pool fences, if required, may be no less than 4 feet tall, and can surround either the pool or the rear yard. The fence may not have openings larger than 4 inches. All doors and gates must be self-latching and self-closing.