The Gold Coast and inflatable pools - Do I need to have a pool fence?

The Gold Coast and inflatable pools – Do I need to have a pool fence?

For lots of people out there on a set budget, the inflatable pool is a tried and tested Aussie icon. But you may be perplexed to find out that you may actually be breaking the law in Queensland and all over Australia.
In Queensland the legislation that covers this is
AS1926.1 -2007 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Fencing for swimming pools, and

Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4— Swimming Pool Barriers

I would highly urge people to try and be aware of these documents if they have any misgiving with their Gold Coast pool fences or pool– and yes, this does include blow up pools.
That is since while an inflatable pool may be cheaper, and temporary, it is still something that can lead to drowning risks for young children and animals and as such is caught within the Queensland pool fencing rules.
This means that you would need to have a permit to ‘install the pool’– yes that will even include inflating it in your backyard.
You would also have to position it in a location that is fully fenced and can not be accessed directly from the house. That means that a normal backyard would not do– instead, you need a dedicated fenced area that your back door does not open onto.
However, individuals have the ability to use inflatable swimming pool without any authorisation provided the maximum level is under 30cm and the pool holds less than 2000L.
If you have an inflatable pool larger than this then that means that your inflatable pool or short-term pool will need to have:
– A pool safety barrier that is at least 120cm from top to bottom
– Self-closing as well as self-latching gates on the fence that can shut from any amount of openness, and
– There can be no climbable objects situated within 90cm of the pool barrier.
If you have any thoughts about pool fences, pool fence regulations on the Gold Coast, or being able to use temporary of inflatable pools then Absolut Custom Glass are experts on all things pool fencing and pool laws– we are more than happy to talk to you about what is allowed, and possible options so that you have a safe and happy time in your pool. You can contact us on 1300 937 902

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