Total Pool Safety Solutions Is Sharing Above Ground Pool Fence Regulations Enforceable In QLD
January 05, 2022 at 00:25
Total Pool Safety Solutions provides pool inspections, pool certifications, and annual Pool Safety Certificates for private or shared pools for homeowners who are leasing, buying, or selling a property on the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane. The company recently released a blog post that talks about the above ground pool fencing requirements that are in effect in all of Queensland.
Above ground and inflatable pools have seen a rise in popularity in Australia due to their potential for enjoyment for the whole family, their utility, their ease of installation, and their comparatively lower cost of construction. However, they pose just as much of a risk as an inground pool if they are not properly maintained or installed. Total Pool Safety Solutions says in its blog post that it is necessary to adhere to all safety regulations to ensure a fun and wholesome time for the homeowners while avoiding the risk of bodily harm. Pool fencing laws are designed to serve many purposes such as preventing accidental drownings and especially preventing injury to children in private swimming pools.
A pool barrier is usually required for shallow water bodies that are at least 300mm in depth. In Queensland, the pool barrier must be a minimum of 1200mm from the ground to the top and not easily climbable. If the fence is less than 1800mm then climbable zone objects must be at least 900mm away from the pool barriers on the outside. The pool barriers should surround the entire outside area, even if it is just grass or dirt. This rule also applies to inflatable pools. According to the requirement of most states and counties in Australia, a fence or barrier of at least 4 feet must be placed around any pool that is more than 18 inches in depth. The pool gate to the backyard must self-close and self-latch while still remaining functional for emergency personnel. A safe alternative to the gate is a lockable fence panel that can be removed when necessary without compromising safety.
The pool-compliant barrier should be installed and maintained at all times, not just at the time of a pool safety inspection. Pool barriers and fences must be compliant with the Queensland Development Code MP3.4 - Swimming pool barrier. This code modifies and calls up the Australian Standard AS1926. All existing and new pools and spas must be registered on the Pool Safety Register with the QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission). A Building Approval is required for pools according to the local building code. They must also meet the fencing requirements and have a compliant pool barrier.
Readers looking to hire the best pool inspector Brisbane has to offer can rely on the services from Total Pool Safety Solutions. The company is a QBCC licensed pool certifier and can supply a safety certificate on the spot if the pool is fully compliant. The company also offers after-hours and weekend inspections to match the busy schedules of its clients. The company has a track record of having completed over 500 successful inspections where they provided fully detailed reports documenting any non-compliance with verbose explanations along with the steps required to meet compliance. The company is also fully licensed and insured.
Owner of Total Pool Safety Solutions, Daniel Calleja, an APSIC trained and QBCC licensed pool safety inspector, talks about the benefits of hiring his company for a pool inspection by saying, “We provide meticulous attention to detail on every pool inspection job as we strive to maintain high standards to ensure the safety of our clients. When you hire Total Pool Safety Solutions, you and your family can have the peace of mind that your pool inspection is in safe and responsible hands.”
Readers can read the discussed article in its entirety by heading over to the link: https://www.totalpoolsafetyinspections.com.au/above-ground-pool-fence/. Readers can also contact Total Pool Safety Solutions at the phone number (07) 3184 8422 for immediate service or they can book an inspection through an enquiry form on its website.
For more information about Total Pool Safety Inspections Brisbane, contact the company here:
Total Pool Safety Inspections Brisbane
(07) 3063 4565
Hamilton, Qld 4007