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SEC. 91.3109.  SWIMMING POOL ENCLOSURES AND SAFETY DEVICES.
 
   Section 3109 of the CBC is adopted by reference, except Sections 3109.3, 3109.4, 3109.4.1.7 and 3109.4.1 of the CBC are not adopted; and, in lieu, LAMC Subsections 91.3109.3, 91.3109.4 and Subdivisions 91.3109.4.1 and 91.3109.4.1.7 are added.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)
 
91.3109.3.  Public Swimming Pools.  Public swimming pools shall be completely enclosed by a fence or screen enclosure at least five feet (1524  mm) in height.  Openings in the fence or screen enclosure shall not permit the passage of a four-inch-diameter (102 mm) sphere.  The fence or screen enclosure shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates.
 
91.3109.4.  Residential Swimming Pools.  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)  Residential swimming pools shall be completely enclosed.  The fence, barrier or a screen enclosure for residential swimming pools on a lot with one to three dwelling units shall comply with LAMC Subsection 91.3109.4.1 and CBC Sections 3109.1 through 3109.2
 
91.3109.4.1.  Barrier Height and Clearances.  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.)  For residential swimming pools, the top of the barrier shall be at least 60 inches (1524 mm) above grade measured on the side of the barrier that faces away from the swimming pool.  The maximum vertical clearance between grade and the bottom of the barrier shall be 2 inches (50.8 mm) measured on the side of the barrier that faces away from the swimming pool.  Where the top of the pool structure is above grade, the barrier is permitted to be mounted on top of the pool structure, provided the maximum vertical clearance between the top of the pool structure and the bottom of the barrier shall be 4 inches (101.6 mm), or at grade level.
 
91.3109.4.1.7.  Access doors or gates shall comply with the requirements of CBC Sections 3109.4.1.1 through 3109.4.1.6 and shall be equipped to accommodate a locking device.
 
   Release mechanisms shall be in accordance with CBC Section 1010.1.9.