Although some people may not realize it, inflatable pools must meet certain city regulations, Hagerstown Building Inspector Mike Heyser said Friday.
The city issued an advisory Friday to remind citizens of the regulations for the installation of swimming pools.
The move was prompted by city inspectors noticing violations by owners of inflatable pools, Heyser said. In recent weeks, inspectors have been going around the city and informing people who are violating the rules, he said.
Until a few years ago the only place to get pools was through pool distributors, Heyser said. Now they can be purchased at toy stores and department stores. Employees of those businesses usually don't tell customers about local regulations regarding the pools, he said.