Module 3
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Swimming Pools

Additional Requirements for Swimming Pools and Other Large Bodies of Water

  • If you have a swimming pool (more than two feet of water) you must have an additional fence surrounding the pool that is at least 4 feet tall, have 2 life saving devices readily available, and maintain the pool according to the standards of the Texas Department of Health, along with any other state or local regulations.
  • If you have any other large body of water, such as a hot tub, stock tank, or pond, you must ensure that children do not have unsupervised access to these bodies of water while in care at your home.