Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under the age of five. We’ve got some tips on how you can make your pool area safer and make your pool fencing more effective.
Reduce The Height Of Surrounding Ground Levels And Garden Beds
In Australia, all pool fencing must be 1200mm high by law. Having any raised garden beds or ground levels means that your pool is non-compliant. It also leaves open the risk that children will be able to climb over the fence and enter the pool area unsupervised. We offer custom made to order panels that will let your pool area stay safe with garden beds.
Adjust The Self-Closing Mechanism Or Replace The Hinges To Make The Gate Self-Closing
Having a self-closing mechanism is essential making your pool area and pool fencing as safe as possible. It completely removes the potential of someone forgetting to close the gate or leaving it ajar for kids and pets to enter unsupervised. You will have the peace of mind in knowing that your pool gate is closed.
Oil The Gate Hinges
Keeping your pool fence gate in the best condition is important for keeping it in working order. A pool fence that doesn’t close properly will allow kids and pets to enter the pool area without you knowing. Oiling your pool fence hinges will keep it from getting stuck when closing and ensure it will keep your pool as safe as possible. Oiling the hinges of your pool fence gate regularly will also enhance its lifespan.
Shield Any Climbable Objects And Trim Trees
Kids love to climb so keeping the area around your pool area is free from any way for them to enter the pool area is essential. You should shield climbable objects around your pool with a non-climbable material such as flat polycarbonate sheeting. Trimming tree branches and climbable vegetation that are within 900mm of your pool fencing. Overhanging branches also leave the potential from tree limbs to fall into your pool while you’re swimming.