Question of the week 7/12/2015

Must be an interNACHI member to win.

The Awards Committee panel member posts a question in the Education and Training section, once per week at a random time on a random day.

All parts of the question must be answered in one post. You may not post more than once. The first(and only) post counts, get it right the first time.

Do not edit your posts as the Awards Committee can see that time stamp in the edited post…it just makes our sorting it out more cumbersome.

First correct answer (as judged by the question poster, and the award committee) wins. The lucky winner gets one case of “Now that you’ve had a Home Inspection Books” shipped to you. Courtesy of Nick G. Your prize will be shipped to the address on file.

Best of luck

2 inches

4" away from wall and 48" above grade

If the wall is 48" minimum there is no need for a fence, 2" clearance maximum from bottom of the fence and grade.

4 inches

The maximum vertical clearance between grade and the bottom of the barrier shall be 2 inches (51 mm) measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. Where the top of the pool structure is above grade, such as an above-ground pool, the barrier may be at ground level, such as the pool structure, or mounted on top of the pool structure. Where the barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure, the maximum vertical clearance between the top of the pool structure and the bottom of the barrier shall be 4 inches (102 mm).


I’m saying because the question did not specify the type of pool. I know I can’t post twice but hey!

The whole idea is for inspectors to make other inspectors think(which you have done here). With several recent drownings these are very relevant.

The answer is:

Nice job Christopher!

Thanks John!