When you have pool fencing that isn’t safe, you risk putting the lives of children under 5 years of age in grave danger as they could open or climb over the fence and drown in the pool. To prevent this from happening, you should adhere to all regulations and take the necessary safety precautions. Please bear in mind that the laws on pool fencing outlined on this page are for Victoria only, considering that they differ in other Australian states and territories.
All swimming pools and fencing should comply with the following requirements:
Some requirements for pool fencing differ according to when your pool was built.
In Victoria, a pool fence must:
Make sure that all gates or doors providing access to the pool area are always closed, except when entering or leaving the area. If there are any faults in pool gates, doors and windows (e.g. latches, self-closers, catches, bolts and flyscreens), repair them immediately. Every 3 years, have your pool and fencing inspected by a registered building surveyor or inspector to ensure they comply with regulations and are safe.
If you want to build a swimming pool, talk to our expert team at Trade Glass Depot and find out how we can help you make sure the pool fencing on your Victorian property fits within state regulations. Our glass pool fencing, including panels and fixtures, go through a very strict quality testing process so that they meet and exceed national safety regulations. You can also visit the for current and comprehensive information on pool fencing regulations in Victoria.
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