Ensuring Pool Safety in South Brisbane
When you have a pool on your property, one of the most important things you can do is make sure that the entire pool area is safe. A pool inspection will help you make sure that everything falls within regulations for pool safety for South Brisbane properties.
The purpose of the pool inspection will partly be to make sure that the condition of the pool area is good, including that the pump and filters are in good repair and that the fence is stable and solidly built. You may also need to have a sign with CPR instructions properly displayed.
One key to pool safety is making sure that the fence has the right measurements to keep small children from getting through and getting to the pool without supervision, which is important in limiting potential damage from accidents. To meet the standards for pool safety in South Brisbane, the bottom of the fence can’t be more than 100 mm off the ground, and gaps in the fence can’t be more than 100 mm. If the fence has wooden rails, those can’t be more than 900 mm apart. In order to keep anyone from climbing over the fence, it needs to be at least 1200 mm high, with a 300 mm zone on the inside that’s clear of anything that could be used to climb, with a 900 mm Non Climbable zone on the outside of the pool fence as well as where the pool fence intersects with another fence. This also means trees in this area need to be trimmed so that they’re not climbable.
A good pool inspector, such as Fortress Pool Inspections, can show you where your pool area needs to be improved and help you with making necessary changes.