That is a complicated question that we won’t be able to answer for you, but we can point you in the right direction to find out. The three most common reasons people are required to maintain a pool safety fence or safety cover are due to state/municipal codes, HOA rules, or as part of their agreement with their insurance company. If none of those entities has such a rule, then most likely, you are not required to have a safety fence or cover.

That does not mean, however, that in the event of an accident, you can’t be held liable. Safety fences and covers help protect your family members, pets, and guests. A safer environment saves lives and helps keep accidents from occurring, lowering the risk that you will find yourself the subject of a negligence lawsuit.