On the Gold Coast we have to comply with the Queensland pool fence legislation and regulations or face a sizable fine. These rules are most typically applied to typical swimming pools, but if you have a spa, hot tub, or Jacuzzi ® (or whatever you prefer to call it) then you will also need to make sure 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 an is able to hold a total volume of more than 2,000 L.
– Has a filter system.
Please consider that this means that it will be applicable if the total capacity is for water deeper than 300mm, – that means you can’t just use a normal spa and only fill it with 290mmof water.
If you have a spa that is regulated, you will have 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 fence that can close from any amount of openness, and.
– There cannot be any climbable objects located within 90cm of the pool safety fence.
Spas, hot tubs, and Jacuzzi ® should constantly be covered and secured by lockable child-safe features such as doors, lids or grills– this is not only for pool safety, but for the cleanliness of your spa.
You will also want to ensure that your spa– whether installed or portable– is totally compliant and safe with its electric components. This involves all electrical parts and pumps– each should meet electrical safety guidelines and are effectively covered to ensure that they can not be broken or be tampered with by children or pets.
You can ask the local Gold Coast council or a private certifier to evaluate your pool or spa to make sure it has the correct degree of pool fencing and pool safety.
On the Gold Coast we recommend speaking with.
Andrew at Coastline Certification,.
Grant at ABC pool Fence Inspections
and Frank at Delf Industry Building certification
If your swimming pool is discovered to be compliant after evaluation, you will be issued a compliance certificate, if it not, then you really should contact your pool fence or pool installer and get them to come back and do the job properly.
If you have any issues about your Gold Coast spa or hot tub and the laws that apply, feel free to get ahold of Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902 and we can talk you through the guidelines.