An additional benefit of choosing to use glass pool fencing is that, while glass fencing is extremely tough, it is also a difficult material to climb and doesn’t have the gaps between palings that traditional fencing does.
Safety and security first for pool owners this summer! When considering the type and design of your new pool fencing, it is important for pool owners to take into account government and local council laws and regulations.
Child safety around your pool is of primary concern, and for this reason Aqua Vista Glass recommends that you contact your relevant local council to make sure you understand your responsibilities as a pool owner and seek advice on improving the security of your pool area.
One of the benefits of choosing a glass pool fence over other types of pool fencing, is the security glass fence panels offer. Glass fencing is extremely tough and is difficult to climb. Unlike aluminium fence panels, glass panels don’t have “gaps” between palings so there’s nothing for little legs and arms to scale.
As a pool owner you are responsible not just for the installation of an appropriate pool fence, but also for the ongoing maintenance and security of your pool fence. For this reason it is vital to choose a high quality pool fencing product and to ensure that the installation is completed by experienced pool fence professionals.
Different regulations apply to pool fences depending on when the pool was built. Copies of these regulations can be downloaded from the Queensland government’s website.
If you are not sure when your pool was installed, your local council may have a record. Plans were most likely submitted to council when your swimming pool was first built. For information on pool fencing laws in Brisbane and around Queensland, please visit the Queensland government website, www.poolfencing.qld.gov.au
If your swimming pool is new, then a building certifier who approved the construction application must inspect and certify your pool fence before the pool is filled. A suitable building certifier can be a private building certifier or a council building certifier. If you are building a new fence for an existing swimming pool that was originally approved by local council, then the new fence must be inspected and certified by the local council.