What sort of pool fencing should you use
by poolinspections on May 19, 2011
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If you are a pool owner, then you know all the work involved in owning a pool. What you might not realize is that with the new pool safety regulations, you need to have your pool and fencing inspected ...
If you are a pool owner, then you know all the work involved in owning a pool. What you might not realize is that with the new pool safety regulations, you need to have your pool and fencing inspected to ensure that it meets these new regulations that came into effect on the 1st of December, 2010. With the high numbers of drowning accidents involving children, these laws have become necessary. To ensure compliance, there are a few different types of fencing you can use. These different types of fencing can also be made to fit in with the surrounding decor or garden area.
Having a pool inspections Brisbane professional come out to inspect your pool will give you an idea as to whether or not your pool fencing meets the criteria or whether you will have to replace it with new fencing. If your pool fencing does not comply then you have three months in which to bring it in line with the new pool safety regulations. If your pool is in compliance then you can be registered with the Pool Safety Register.
When choosing pool fencing you have to make sure if meets with the Australian safety standards. Choosing the right fencing goes a long way towards meeting the new compliance laws and lowering the chance of accidental drowning incidents. These new pool safety regulations were brought in to help prevent and lower the rate of drowning accidents in young children. There has been way to many accidents involving young children and ensuring safety, especially around pools is a responsibility that falls to all of us.
The different types of pool fencing you could use are tubular fencing, glass fencing, brush fencing, brick fencing, timber fencing or colourbond fencing. Depending on the area surrounding your pool, all of these different types of fencing can be used in different settings and blend in with your surrounding gardens and home decor making for gorgeous, safe surroundings. Knowing that the pool fencing is in compliance will give you peace of mind knowing that you can just relax and enjoy your pool.
When you pool has been inspected and you have passed the inspection, you will be issued with a pool safety certificate and registered with the Pool Safety Register. Owning a pool is a lot of responsibility, not only making sure it is clean but also making sure it complies with the new regulations.
So when it comes to being a pool owner, be a responsible one and do the right thing. Make sure your pool complies with the new regulations and keep young children from coming to harm.
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