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NORTH CAROLINA – barrier code


Issue: Building Code Council proposed rule: Amendments to the 2012 NC Residential Code


Affects: Those who install pool barriers


Deadline for input to APSP:  February 15


Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org


Rule Summary: The Council proposed amendments to the 2012 NC Residential Code. One of the amendments modify the section governing outdoor swimming pools' maximum vertical clearance between grade and the bottom of the barrier. This amendment has been initially granted and was proposed by the HBA to increase the clearance to the bottom of the barrier to facilitate deck cleaning.


Status: The RRC approved the rules, effective March 1. Notice of the RRC's decision is published in the North Carolina Register after the effective date. 


Notice of Final Rule (PDF pg 50):