Florida children are at high risks for drowning and other pool related injuries when at home or visiting a friend’s home. To protect children of all ages in Jacksonville and other Florida cities, the legislature enacted the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act. Chapter 515, Florida Statutes requires that a homeowner have a barrier at least 4 feet high on the outside without any gaps that could allow a child to crawl or squeeze through. The barrier needs to be placed around the barrier of the pool. These barriers are not only for the protection of children in the house but also for the protection of visitors to the home. Even if a homeowner does not have any children or visitors who are children, the barrier is required. You can read more about the act by going to the official site forFlorida Statutes – Chapter 515.