Pool fencing regulations in Perth
Homeowners who have a pool in Perth must know the local laws regulating the type of fen...
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Pool fencing regulations in perth

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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Pool fencing regulations in Perth Homeowners who have a pool in Perth must know the local laws regulating the type of fencing used around the area. Proper pool glass fencing in Perth can prevent drowning from children or pets accidentally wandering into a swimming pool and falling into the water. Failure to comply with these laws could result in fines levied against the homeowner. Basic Requirements The laws for Western Australia stipulate that any outdoor pool or spa with a water depth of more than 300mm requires a safety barrier built around it. Around the fencing, there must be at least 1.2 m from any climbable surfaces outside the fence, and at least 300 mm from climbable features inside the fence, such as pool waterfalls or decorative rocks. The area surrounding the pool must be completely enclosed and only accessible through a gate that also meets the standards of the law. If the barrier uses a door less side of the house as one of the side of the pool enclosure, special attention to the windows of the home must also be paid. Gates and Windows Gates must open outward from the pool and have a latch that closes the gate automatically without assistance. For adults who want to use the pool, the latch release should be installed at least 1.5 m above the ground to keep it out of the reach of children. Windows that open from the house to the pool enclosure must have some mechanism that prevents them from being opened more than 100 mm. Fence Dimensions The barrier around the pool should either be perfectly perpendicular to the ground or it may lean at a maximum of 5 degrees toward the outside of the enclosure. The height of the fence used must be at least 1.2 m, and the fence can be no higher than 100 mm from the ground. Any horizontal braces on the fence must have a distance of 900 mm between each other. Spacing between vertical bars or pickets of a fence cannot be wider than 10 cm to keep children from slipping between the bars into the pool area. Frameless pool fencing in Perth has no spaces for homeowners to worry about, making it one of the many pool barrier options that are safe to use. Types of Fences Many types of materials can be used to construct the barrier around a pool, as long as all requirements for the fencing dimensions and design are met. Fencing companies who are licensed to install pool barriers may build metal fences, use brick or build a barrier from wood, but materials like glass, brushwood, limestone and fibro- cement and frameless pool fencing Perth accepts as materials that can be used to build a fence. Constructing a barrier around a pool not only saves the lives of children, it is the law. Anyone who builds a pool fence must have a building permit before construction begins. This is usually why it is much easier for pool owners to hire a professional fencing company to install their pool glass fencing in Perth. Complying with the local laws governing the construction of a pool barrier can save hassle and the cost of fines the homeowner could pay for not installing a proper fence around his or her pool. Precise Glass Fencing services all of Perth and Western Australia, specialising in Quality Pool Glass Fencing, Balustrades, Frameless and Semi Frameless Glass Fencing and more. For more information visit http://www.preciseglassfencing.com.au

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