Pool Safety Inspections Tip #13: pool fences and gates
Pool Safety Inspections: Pool fences, pool gates and pool safety latches
The minimum pool fence height is 1200 millimetres, measured from ground level. The distance between the bottom of the pool barrier and the ground must be less than 100 millimetres and the distance between any vertical members of the pool fence such as palings, rods or wires must also be less than 100 millimetres.
Gates must self close and latch from all positions and must not open inwards towards the pool area. Gate latch releases must be located at least 1500 millimetres above the ground and at least 1400 millimetres above the lowest rail on the pool fence.
Occupiers and pool owners must ensure that pool gates and doors giving access to a pool are kept securely closed at all times when they are not in use. Any person who opens a gate or door giving access to a pool must ensure the gate or door is securely closed when it is not in use.
It is required that the pool owner make sure the pool fence and all of its components are compliant at all times. If you have any questions regarding your pool fence, gates or pool safety latches please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding pool safety inspections and pool fence requirements. We provide free advice, videos and information to assist you in conducting your own pool safety inspections and to perform the most common adjustments and repairs to your pool fence.
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