SWIMMING POOL FENCE & SAFETY REGULATIONS

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GOLD COAST SWIMMING POOL FENCING REQUIREMENTS

Installing a fence around your swimming pool can be an excellent measure for security. This is one of the best ways that you can prevent unsupervised access to your pool from neighbourhood children or even animals in the area as well. Your home insurance may also neglect to cover you for liability if you don’t have access to a pool fence.

Ensure you meet the safety regulations and requirements for your Gold Coast swimming pool. This includes having adequate fencing around your swimming pool. Some of the non-negotiable elements includes:

  • Ensuring your pool fence complies with local and state law.
  • Regular maintenance must be carried out as required and damage repairs carried out immediately.
  • You must remove any obstructions and obstacles such as furniture and plantation that would allow children to access the pool.

When it comes to gaining approval for construction of your swimming pool you also need to adhere to the minimum requirements as part of certification. For more information visit City of Gold Coast swimming pool fencing requirements. Also visit the QBCC’s pool safety resources for a further insight. For example, some types of pools like above ground pools may only require minimal fencing depending on your design and surrounds. 

SAFETY TIPS

Always consult local and state law when understanding safety requirements, or speak to a qualified Gold Coast Fence Inspector to assess your fence. However, here are some of the top safety considerations when you are choosing a swimming pool fence for your home:

THE HEIGHT OF YOUR POOL

Consider getting at least a 1200mm high fence or taller around your swimming pool. Whilst some homeowners feel fencing detract from the overall view of your pool, it’s an essential piece of safety equipment that protects the safety of children. We recommend considering frameless glass pool fencing if you want to maintain the stunning unobstructed views of your pool.  

THE STRUCTURE

The structure of the pool fence should be difficult for children to make their way in. There are three main fence types used, but these are not limited to; aluminium fencing, frameless glass fencing, and semi frameless glass fencing. Aluminum is a cheaper alternative out of the three, but the most common used pool fencing on the Gold Coast is glass pool fencing.

THE GATE

The gate on your pool fencing needs to be installed so that it opens an outward way away from your pool area. The pool gate should also have a spring on it so that it self-closing and self-latching. These can be some essential safety features for a gate as well as a locking system which is useful if you are leaving your backyard unattended and you want that added peace of mind knowing no one can access the area.

OBSTRUCTIONS

Regularly assess your pool and fence area to ensure vegetation and gardens don’t over grow into the fence area. These are often overlooked, but offer climbable access into the pool area. You should also ensure pool toys, sun lounges, and other outdoor furniture is kept away from the pool fence.

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LET’S DESIGN YOUR GOLD COAST POOL FENCE

For more about pool fencing and safety around your swimming pool, talk to Palm Beach Pools. We are the best pool builders Gold Coast has on offer when it comes to incorporating stunning fences.

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