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Law Summary

Any person who owns a pool risks a $2500 fine for not closing the gate to the pool when they get done swimming in it.

Full Text of the Law

§ 152-3. Gates.

All gates shall be self-closing and self-latching, with latches placed at least four (4) feet above the ground. It shall be unlawful for any such gate to be allowed to remain unfastened while the pool is not in use. Fences shall be constructed so as to come within two (2) inches of the ground at the bottom.

§ 152-5. Violations and penalties.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a maximum fine of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.) or by imprisonment for not more than twelve (12) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.


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