Pool Fences are a standard sight in the Gold Coast, but with new pool fence regulations for the Gold Coast in 2016, many pools may actually be no longer certified. So, should you have a Glass Pool Fence in the Gold Coast– or even an aluminum fence, I encourage you to keep reading and be sure that you are not accidentally breaking the law or endangering your kids.
These laws have just gotten more thorough and are tighter than ever before. Since 30th November 2016 all states in Australia have had uniform Pool Safety Compliance Rules.
If you need to read them yourself, In Queensland, these rules are found in the Queensland Development Code, titled “MP 3.4– SWIMMING POOL BARRIERS”. Just like much government rules that are embedded in legislation they are difficult to read and understand for the typical person. That is why we are wanting to bring some practical knowledge to the people of the Gold Coast so that we make sure that you know your obligations with your pool fences– regardless of whether it is a frameless glass pool fence or Aluminum in the Gold Coast.
Several of these new pool fence regulations involve ensuring that your Glass Pool Fence is properly sustained, that it is higher than 1200mm, and doesn’t have any large openings. You also will need to ensure that your hinges are managed, that there is no climbable materials within 900mm of the Glass Pool Fence, and any windows overlooking the pool are compliant with the safety requirements. If you are worried about any of these points, you can read more about it on the QLD government website or if you have any inquiries you can call us on 1300 937 902 or discover more at the Glass Pool Fences website
It is important to know that these laws apply not only to new pools, but also pre-existing swimming pools.
If you are looking for an inspector to check that you are compliant, we strongly recommend these service providers for the Gold Coast: ABC pool Fence Inspections and Delf Industry Building certification, and Coastline Certification
If you are setting up a new Glass Pool Fence in the Gold Coast, don’t trust in companies that say they recruit their own Pool Safety Inspector, they are not permitted to! It is a fundamental part of pool fence regulations and the sector that these businesses should not be collaborating. It may seem cheaper to pick a pool inspector that is being paid off by the installer– but your well-being, and that of your children, is a pretty high price to pay. So, ensure that your pool is correct and genuine the first time by calling a professional and ethical Glass Pool Fence installer in the Gold Coast.
If you would like to speak with us here at Absolut Custom Glass Systems about pool fence regulations, call us on 1300 937 902 or find out more at the Glass Pool Fences website. We pride ourselves on our work and will deliver a free quote every time.