Inadequate pool fencing is one of the major reasons why many children under the age of 5 drown, which could have been prevented. It’s vitally important that you comply with all set regulations and take the necessary safety measures to protect young children from drowning. The pool fencing laws outlined on this page pertain to South Australia only, as the laws differ in other Australian states and territories.
All pools should have a safety barrier that restricts young children from accessing the pool. For a new pool, fencing must be installed before filling it with water. Fencing should be permanent and act as an effective barrier to young children. Young children also shouldn’t be able to crawl underneath the fence or climb over it with the use of footholds and handholds.
If you’re selling a property that has a pool, the requirements for pool fencing differ according to when the pool was built.
Pool gates should swing outwards away from the pool, automatically close by themselves, and have a latching device that’s at least 1500mm high off the ground. All pool owners must ensure that all necessary pool safety features are always maintained in good working order. Never leave the gates propped open and make sure that a gate closes and latches every time someone opens it.
In SA, a pool fence must:
All of the glass pool panels made at Trade Glass Depot go through a highly strict quality testing process to ensure that they meet and exceed national safety regulations. If you’ve got any questions in regards to pool fencing, why not speak with one of our expert staff at Trade Glass Depot today. We can give you the information and help you require so that your glass pool fence meets South Australia’s regulations. You can find more information about pool fencing laws in South Australia on the Government of South Australia website.
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