Pool Fence laws on the Gold Coast have just a while ago been revised in 2016, and so it is more vital than ever before to make certain that your pool fence is truly not only compliant, but in fact safe! We are continually handling new tasks on the Gold Coast, and many people are confused when we tell them that they have to get in a different Pool Fence certifier to guarantee the pool’s safety. But it is tremendously important, because if an installer were to simply inform you it was ‘safe’ then you might never be certain because there is always a chance that the pool fence installer doesn’t care, or is not able to admit any miscalculations.
Here at Absolut Custom Glass Systems, while we understand the rules and requirements of the Pool Barriers we are not permitted to be Pool Fence certifiers. This would certainly be a major conflict of interest for us due to the fact that it would not be appropriate if we installed a fence and afterwards certified the pool– you need to have an impartial 3rd party to ensure that our work is correct. That is why we have a small list of Pool Fence certifiers that we respect and suggest regularly and we have a great working relationship with them.
Pool Fence Certifiers on the Gold Coast take their job incredibly seriously and understand the importance of safety around swimming pools. I am confident that we all hear in the news about the tragic drowning deaths that occur every year, and that is why we all need to take these laws seriously. These drownings in swimming pools should be experiencing a rapid decline because of the enforcement of these Swimming Pool Barrier laws. Unfortunately, as a result of to various factors and perhaps a relaxed attitude towards the dangers of drowning, the stats in the Royal Lifesaving National Drowning Report, 2016 do not reflect this at the moment.
This is why we must be much more vigilant than ever when it comes down to pool safety and children. It is very important that your Frameless glass pool fence is certified by a qualified Pool Safety Inspector that does not work for the same company that installed the pool fence.
We are not linked to these Pool Fence inspectors, consequently if we are not actually up to standard they have no problem with telling us! We have had to learn the rules ourselves over the many years we have been in this business and as we don’t ask for any payment until the fence is certified. So it is always in our best interest to ensure that it will successfully pass the first time.
Don’t believe in companies that say they employ their own Pool Safety Inspector, they are not permitted to! It is an important part of the industry that these organizations should not be collaborating. It may just compromise your safety because your pool inspector is being paid by the contractor– and the security of you and your children is a very high cost to pay. So, make certain that your pool is correct and legal the first time by calling an experienced and ethical Glass Pool Fence installer on the Gold Coast.
If you intend to talk to us here at Absolut Custom Glass Systems, call us on 1300 937 902 or find out more at the Glass Pool Fences website. We pride ourselves on our work and will always deliver a free quote.