Pool Fence Inspections in NSW: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe

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A swimming pool is a great addition to any home, providing fun and relaxation for the whole family. However, owning a pool comes with responsibilities, and one of the most critical is ensuring that your pool fence complies with the regulations. In New South Wales, pool owners are required to have their pool fence inspected regularly to ensure it is safe and secure. In this blog, we’ll explain what you need to know about pool fence inspections in NSW and how East Coast Building Consultants can assist you.

Why Are Pool Fence Inspections Necessary?

Pool fence inspections are necessary to ensure the safety of children and pets around the pool. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death among children under the age of five, and a poorly maintained pool fence can pose a significant risk. In NSW, pool owners are required by law to ensure their pool fence complies with the Australian Standard AS 1926.1.

When Are Pool Fence Inspections Required?

Pool fence inspections are required under the following circumstances:

  • Before filling your new or renovated pool with water for the first time
  • After making changes to your pool fence
  • At least once every three years for properties with shared pools

What Happens During a Pool Fence Inspection?

During a pool fence inspection, a certified inspector will assess your pool fence to ensure it complies with the Australian Standard AS 1926.1. The inspector will check for the following:

  • Height and spacing of the fence
  • Gates and latches
  • Clarity of the pool safety signage
  • Presence of climbable objects within a specific range around the fence
  • And many other critical items

What Are the Consequences of Failing a Pool Fence Inspection?

If your pool fence fails the inspection, you’ll be required to rectify the issues before your pool can be used. If you fail to comply, you may be fined and prosecuted. More importantly, a poorly maintained pool fence can lead to accidents and even fatalities.

East Coast Building Consultants – Your Pool Fence Inspection Specialist

East Coast Building Consultants is a business that provides pool fence inspection services in Northern New South Wales. They have a team of certified inspectors who can assess your pool fence and ensure it meets the required standards. Their inspection services include providing a detailed report of any issues identified and advice on how to rectify them.

Want to know more?

Speak to our expert team at East Coast Building Consultants today. Our qualified inspectors can help ensure your pool fence meets council regulations, and is safe and secure, ensuring peace of mind for you and your family. Email or call our friendly team on (02) 6680 8705 and we’ll arrange a consultation and a free quote. Learn More.