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Questions Remain After One-Year Old Toddler Drowns in Mesa Pool



December 22, 2019 – Most pools have some sort of enclosures systems to prevent easy access by toddlers.  Generally, there are ordinances that govern what type of enclosure systems must be present at all times to prevent drownings. For examples, gates that secure pools must self close and self latch.  Additionally, fence enclosures must be at least 48 inches in height and there must not be any gaps larger that 4 inches wide in any fence or gate device.  These  safety rules are in effect to prevent easy access by toddlers to unguarded swimming pools.

1-year-old girl brought back to life after being pulled from Mesa pool

City of Mesa AZ Regulations

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