Most houses in Phoenix AZ have a swimming pool, which is a wonderful way to escape the heat. Most people who relocate here absolutely no idea how to protect their young children from drowning. The city of Phoenix has several local ordinances in place. For example, a home with a pool where 1 or more children under the age of 6 reside, must have the pool area completely enclosed.
The enclosure can be a wall, a fence,or ideally a mesh barrier. The mesh barriers come in different colors also in the shades of brown, which actually blends in with the typical desert landscaping. The enclosure must be at least 5 feet high. All gates to the pool area must be self-closing and self-latching. The gate also must open outwards from the pool.