Pool and Spa Safety
Regulations require that all swimming pool and spas which have an excess of 30cm of water depth be fenced for safety. This means having the pool or spa enclosed within a boundary via a fence which is at least 1.2 m in height. The gate which provides access to the swimming pool or spa is required to be self-closing and latched. When installing a pool and spa enclosure ensure that the gate opens away from the pool or spa.
- Fencing must be available prior to pool and spa filling.
- Maintenance should be conducted regular to ensure compliance
- Ensure that no object like chairs, tables etc are located close to the fencing, this prevents children from using these items to climb over the fencing enclosure.
Pool covers are designed to maintain pool temperature and chemical levels. From a safety perspective it is advised that all pool covers are totally extracted from the pool. This will prevent any person being trapped or covered by the cover and ensure a safe swimming environment.