Swimming Pools

A swimming pool at a resource home must be completely fenced or have other barriers (consult with the agency to determine what other alternatives are available).  It is not acceptable for there to be a window overlooking the pool without fencing between the house and the pool. 

The fence must be at least five (5) feet tall, and must be constructed so the pool may be seen from outside the pool area.  The gate must be self-latching.

Children may not be in the swimming pool area without the direct presence of an adult who can swim. Foster children must wear a life jacket at all times if they are boating or rafting, and must be supervised by an adult who can swim and who has taken the Community Water Safety class.

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