So I was reading the laws on Florida pool safety, almost every home that I come across has the standard pool screen enclosure with a side screen door, and a sliding glass door into the house. I have been reading the laws and just looking for clearification.
The first thing is they word it that you need an audible alarm for the sliding glass door, then they say this in the next sentence
*All doors providing direct access from the home to the pool**must be equipped with a selfclosing, self latching device with positive mechanical latching/locking installed a minimum of 54 *
*inches (1372 mm) above the threshold, which is approved by the authority having jurisdiction.
*So does the sliding glass door need to be self closing?
And then with the side screen door, I know it needs to be self-closing, but the way it reads it needs to be self locking, which gates are, but not a screened in door. So am I missing something about side doors or does it just need to be self closing and self latching.