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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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Gates and doors which provide access to pool areas are treated as barriers and must be constructed to comply with the rules given to the barriers (see above). They should be mounted so that:
When a door or window in a wall forms part of a pool fence
Where a door or window in a wall forms part of a
pool barrier, the door must not be readily opened by
children and must either emit an audible warning or close automatically after
use. Window openings must be constructed or positioned to restrict the passage