On the Gold Coast we have to comply with the Queensland pool fence laws and regulations or grapple with a considerable fine. These rules are most frequently applicable for outside pools, but if you have a spa, hot tub, or Jacuzzi ® (or whatever you wish to call it) then you will also have to make certain you have proper fencing in position.
These rules will apply if the spa:
– can hold water that is more than 300mm deep
– has a has a volume of more than 2,000 L.
– Has a filtration system.
Please keep in mind that this means that it will be applicable if the capacity is for water deeper than 300mm, – that means you can’t just use a normal spa and only fill it with 290mmof water.
If you have a spa that is regulated, you will need to be sure.
– A pool fence is installed that goes to at least 120cm from top to bottom.
– Self-closing and self-latching gates on the fencing that can close from any degree of openness, and.
– There can be no climbable objects situated within 90cm of the pool safety fence.
Spas, hot tubs, and Jacuzzi ® should always be covered and secured by lockable child-safe features such as doors, lids or grills– this is not just for pool safety, but for the freshness of your spa.
You will also need to make sure that your spa– whether installed or portable– is totally compliant and safe with its electric components. This includes things like all electrical components and pumps– each will need to meet electrical safety requirements and are properly covered so that they can not be damaged or be tampered with by children or pets.
You can ask the local Gold Coast council or a private certifier to evaluate your pool or spa to make certain it has the correct degree of pool fencing and pool safety.
On the Gold Coast we suggest talking to.
Grant at ABC pool Fence Inspections
Andrew at Coastline Certification,
and Frank at Delf Industry Building certification
If your pool is discovered to be compliant after inspection, you will be provided with a compliance certificate, if it not, then you should contact your pool fence or pool installer and get these guys to come back and do the job correctly.
If you have any issues about your Gold Coast spa or hot tub and the laws that apply, feel free to reach out to Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902 and we can talk you through the criteria.