Pool fencing safety checklist

Pool fencing safety checklist

Check out this simple checklist to ensure you are staying safe when installing your pool fencing.

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Safety first

Although it may be tempting to dive in and start installing your pool fencing right away, it’s essential that you take the time to read and understand this quick safety checklist.

Why

There are a range of state and national compliance regulations that pool fences must adhere to, including height and spacing requirements, the position of certain objects in relation to the fence and gate, and more.

The best way to ensure that your pool fence is safe and secure is to carefully read and become familiar with the relevant legislation for your state or territory. Then, ensure that your pool area is fully compliant with the guidelines.

As a starting point, we’ve developed an initial safety checklist to help you cover the basics. By looking over this list and considering your answer to each of the questions, you’ll be well on the way to ensuring your pool, gate and fence are safe for pets, family and friends*.

Take a look at the references section below for more detailed information. And, take a look at our pre-installation checklist for additional tips that will help set you up for installation success.

*Always comprehensively review the relevant legislation for your state or territory. As a swimming pool or spa owner, you are responsible for safety.

Resources

Victoria:
http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumer-resources/building/pages/swimming-pools#permanent_safety_barriers

New South Wales:
http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Product_and_service_safety/Pool_safety/Pool_fencing_requirements.page

Queensland:
http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/construction/BuildingPlumbing/PoolSafety/Pages/default.aspx

Western Australia:
https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/publications/rules-pools-and-spas

South Australia:
https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/housing-property-and-land/building-and-development/residential-building-regulations/safety-regulations-around-the-home/pool-and-spa-safety

Tasmania:
http://www.consumer.tas.gov.au/home/newsroom/pool_safety​

Australian Capital Territory:
http://www.planning.act.gov.au/topics/design_build/da_assessment/exempt_work/process/pool_fencing_and_barriers

Northern Territory:
https://nt.gov.au/property/building-and-development/swimming-pool-and-spa-fencing