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Make sure fencing is around your personal pool

Sumner Newscow report — Springtime is here and people are setting up their pools for summer.  Just a reminder from the Building & Codes Department to ensure pools are as safe as possible:

All pools over 24-inches deep — or that hold over 5,000 gallons of water — require a fence constructed with approved fencing material and at least five feet high with a locking gate. Please contact the Building & Codes Office at (620)-326-3871 for information on approved materials.

In addition to the required fencing, the use of pool covers is encouraged. The pool cannot be within 10 ft. of an overhead power line, and if you run an electrical cord out to the pool for a pump, remember to have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protector for it. This will reduce the risk of injury from shock or electrocution. 

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