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.