pool deck railing height

Canada REsidential Rail Height and Dimensions. Guards are required when then deck is 24" (60 cm) above grade. The minimum height of the railing varies based on the height of the deck. Decks 24" to 5-10" (180 cm) need 36" guards and anything above 5-10" requires a 42" high railing. 【Get Price】

The IRC requires guardrails to be at least 36" in height measured from the deck surface to the top of the rail. Commercial decks attached to multifamily buildings such as apartment buildings or businesses are regulated under the Internation Building Code (IBC). The IBC requires 42" high guardrails. 【Get Price】

The deck doesn't need a 36" railing because it is only 28" high. The code for a pool barrier requires the barrier to be 48" above grade. So if they build a 20" high railing above the deck floor as part of the pool barrier on the deck the top of the barrier would be the 48" above grade. 【Get Price】

Normally the pool itself will be the barrier but things change when you add a deck. I am trying to understand the 48" rule for the railing. 1) Does the 48" start from the ground or from the new deck floor? I don't think i have ever seen a 48" deck railing before. 2) Does just the gate have to be 48"? 【Get Price】

In accordance with the BOCA code the swimming pool fence has to be at least 48 inches high with a minimum of 45 inches between the bottom rail and the next highest rail which may or may not be the top rail of the pool fence design. There can be no more than four inches from the ground to the bottom rail. 【Get Price】