Residential Pool Fencing

In order to protect public health within the city of Lincoln, every family swimming pool capable of holding eighteen inches in depth or more of water shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall no less than four feet in height. If the pool is constructed wholly or partially above ground level, that part of the pool wall which is out of the ground may be included as part of the fencing height requirement. The water team, in conjunction with Safe Kids, informs the public and responds to complaints on residential pool fencing.

To view the entire Lincoln Municipal Code 8.36 on pool fencing click on the following link: LMC 8.36

For additional information or to report inadequate fencing, call the Water Quality Program.

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