On the Gold Coast we must consider the Queensland pool fence laws and regulations or face a sizable fine. These rules are most typically applied to typical pools, but if you have a spa, hot tub, or Jacuzzi ® (or whatever you wish to call it) then you will also have to make certain you have proper fencing in position.
These laws will apply if the spa:
– can be filled with water that is more than 300mm deep
– has a has a total capacity of greater than 2,000 L.
– Has a filter system.
Please bear in mind that this means that it will apply if the volume is for water deeper than 300mm, – that means you can’t simply use a normal spa and only fill it with 290mmof water.
If you have a spa that is regulated, you will need to make sure.
– A pool fence is set up that goes to at least 120cm from top to bottom.
– Self-closing and self-latching gates on the fencing that can shut from any degree of openness, and.
– There cannot be any climbable objects found within 90cm of the pool safety barrier.
Spas, hot tubs, and Jacuzzi ® should always be covered and secured by lockable child-safe features such as doors, lids or grills– this is not simply for pool safety, but for the cleanliness of your spa.
You will also want to make certain that your spa– whether installed or portable– is fully compliant and safe with its electrical components. This includes things like all electrical components and pumps– each need to meet electrical safety conditions and are properly covered to make sure that they can not be broken or be tampered with by kids or pets.
You can ask the local Gold Coast council or a private certifier to evaluate your pool or spa to ensure it has the correct level of pool fencing and pool safety.
On the Gold Coast we recommend talking to.
Andrew at Coastline Certification,.
Grant at ABC pool Fence Inspections
and Frank at Delf Industry Building certification
If your pool is discovered to be compliant after inspection, you will be issued a compliance certificate, if it not, then you should contact your pool fence or pool installer and get these guys to come back and do the job correctly.
If you have any thoughts about your Gold Coast spa or hot tub and the rules that apply, feel free to approach Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902 and we can talk you through the criteria.