The Importance of Fencing in Swimming Pool Renovations

The weather is starting to get warmer again, we’re in September and swimming season is just around the corner, so it’s time to make sure your pool renovations are safe and ready for a long summer ahead. There are many important things to think about when considering pool restoration in Sydney; size, surface material, and cost are all essential. One more thing you can’t forget is safety, and in New South Wales there is a range of safety regulations all new and existing pool renovations must meet. Tragically, an average of 30 children have died per year in the last 10 years, 65% of these in-home swimming pools, so adequate safety measures are vital.

All swimming pool renovations or new pools built from July 1 2010 must comply with pool fencing laws, where they must be fully surrounded by a fence and separated from the house. The fence must:

  • Be 1.2m tall (1.8m for boundary fences), with no more than 10cm clearances off the ground.
  • Have a maximum of 10cm between any vertical bars and a minimum of 90cm between any horizontal bars.
  • Have no climbable objects within 90cm of the outside or 30cm of the inside.
  • Have a self-closing and locking door or gate with the latch a minimum of 1.5m off the ground.
  • Have all gates opening away from the pool and kept in good working order.
  • Have a CPR sign viewable up to 3m away.

As you can tell, there are many things to consider in ensuring your pool renovations are safe for your family to use. Pool restoration in Sydney must include plans to maintain these safety standards at all times, especially during construction. Amazing Pool Renovations can ensure all requirements are met for pool restoration in Sydney during construction, contact us today for additional information.