DIY Pool Fencing - Complying with local laws and regulations

Do you know the laws for DIY pool fencing?

For any DIY project, you always have to ensure that you begin with a plan. For a pool fence here on the Gold Coast you really must make sure that you measure out your backyard, the size of your pool, and carefully observe the distances that are required in the local laws for DIY pool fencing. You also have to be sure that you are eliminating any potential climb point areas.

Regulations and climb point laws for DIY pool fencing

Climb points are among the greatest problems that DIY ventures face with fence certification– you might have put in the fence yourself, but if you situate it too close to certain objects then you may cause a hazard and have to start all over again. To make it less complicated for you, here are some essential points that the current Queensland regulations cover for pool fence compliance:

  • The fence has to be at minimum 1200mm from the ground to the top.
  • There Can be no gap bigger than 100mm
  • If your fence is less than 1800mm tall then climbable objects must be at least 900mm away from the pool barriers on the outside.
  • You can also not have anything climbable within 300mm of the inside of the fence.
  • If there is anything climbable in the area, it can decrease the ‘effective’ height of the pool fence.
  • For example, if you have a pool fence 1200mm high, but a table in the area that is 500mm high then your fence is unsafe because the table reduces the height of the fence below the required 1200mm height.
  • Frequent climb points include tables, stairs, trees, raised garden beds.
  • You also can not have any door from the inside of a home open directly into the pool area.
  • Windows also should not open into the pool area unless they open less than 100mm or have a security screen.

These requirements are something that you should remember when preparing your pool fence. While it may seem complex, it is all about safety, and that is something that any good fence installation service will also be bearing in mind when they complete any job. As mentioned, keep these ideas in mind when establishing the plan for your fence because while cutting some corners may mean installing less fencing and saving you cash, it is going to be a lot more costly to need to pay a fine and do it all again correctly.
If you have any queries about these regulations, how to install fences, or are looking for DIY materials then feel free to call us on 1300 937 902 for a free quote.

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