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Most cities have similar pool requirements. But all too often, the regulations are not enforced.
"There's a pool in my neighborhood that doesn't have a fence at all around it," Glover told us. "I don't understand how that's the case."
The problem lies in the fact that no one is looking out for violations. There are just too many pools for Montgomery inspectors to visit them all.
Swimming pools in Montgomery are inspected only once -- when they're built.
That's why city officials encourage citizens, if they see a swimming pool violation, to call in a complaint to the city inspection department.
For Piper's family and others, a fence provides peace of mind, ensuring that their children and their neighbors' children are protected.
"Now we know they can't get into the pool," Vance says.
Other pool safety ideas
There are other safety features not required by law, but still worth considering. Many experts recommend motion detector alarms, which alert you when your fence is breached or when the water in your pool is disturbed.
A pool cover is also a good idea, as long as it is strong enough that children can't fall through.
And it goes without saying: keep your eye on children every second they're in the water. Research shows that kids in trouble use all their energy just to stay afloat. They often cannot call out for help.