Are you aware of the DIY Pool fencing regulations?

For any DIY project, you always have to ensure that you start with a strategy. For a pool fence here on the Gold Coast you really ought to ensure that you measure your backyard, the size of your pool, and correctly adhere to the distances that are needed in the local DIY pool fencing regulations. You also need to ensure that you are staying away from any potential climb point areas.

DIY pool fencing Regulations and climb points

Climb points are among the greatest troubles that DIY ventures face with fence certification– you may have put in the fence yourself, but if you position it too close to certain objects then you may create a hazard and have to start all over again. To make it more convenient for you, here are some key points that the current Queensland regulations tackle for pool fence compliance:

  • The fence needs to be at the very least 1200mm from the ground to the top.
  • There Can be no gap greater than 100mm
  • If your fence is less than 1800mm tall then climbable objects must be at least 900mm away from the pool barriers on the outside.
  • You can also not have anything climbable within 300mm of the inside of the fence.
  • If there is anything climbable in the vicinity, it can reduce the ‘effective’ height of the pool fence.
  • For instance, if you have a pool fence 1200mm high, but a table in the area that is 500mm high then your fence is unsafe because the table reduces the height of the fence below the required 1200mm height.
  • Typical climb points include tables, stairs, trees, raised garden beds.
  • You also should not have any door from the interior of a home open directly into the pool area.
  • Windows also should not open into the pool area unless they open less than 100mm or have a security screen.

These requirements are something that you should remember when planning your pool fence. While it may seem complex, it is all about safety, and that is something that any good fence installation group will also be taking note of when they complete any job. As mentioned, keep these ideas in mind when establishing the plan for your fence because while cutting some corners may mean putting in less fencing and saving you money, it is going to be quite a bit more costly to have to pay a penalty and redo it all again properly.
If you have any inquiries about these regulations, how to install fences, or are searching for DIY materials then don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 937 902 for a free estimate.

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