In Australia, having pool fencing to define pool areas is a government-enforced requirement if you own a pool of any kind. However, that pool fencing needs to be effective in order for it to provide the necessary protection for you and your family. Your pool fencing’s effectiveness is often determined by its age and its condition. If you do find that you need new pool fencing, a lot of Sydney homes have glass pool fencing because it is both effective and aesthetically-pleasing.
The gate is one of the most crucial parts of your pool fencing, as it is designed to keep out anyone who shouldn’t be in the pool area, such as unsupervised children. After many years of use, parts of the gate such as the lock and hinges can become worn or damaged, compromising the safety of your pool area. As the gate is such a crucial part of your pool fencing, issues with any of the parts should be inspected and repaired as soon as they have been found.
Non-compliant pool fencing
If you’ve received pool fencing by a non-professional installer, there may be the chance that your pool fencing isn’t compliant with Australian regulations for pool fencing. Some of these regulations include having no large gaps in your pool fencing, having an up-to-date CPR sign displayed in the pool area and having your pool fencing be over a certain height. If you find that your pool fencing doesn’t meet with Australian standards, you may need to replace it. If you find yourself wanting to incorporate style with safety, there are many installers who offer glass pool fencing throughout Sydney.
Absence of pool fencing
Although it is a legal requirement to have pool fencing surrounding your pool area, there are still many homes throughout Sydney that don’t have pool fencing. An absence of pool fencing drastically increases the likelihood of drowning in the pool, regardless of age or swimming ability. If you find that your pool area isn’t protected, it’s best to talk to an installer to talk about pool fencing.
These are just a few of the signs that you need to determine whether your pool area needs pool fencing. If you’re looking for high-quality glass pool fencing, talk to Interglass Designs, one of Sydney’s leaders in glass design and installation. Interglass Designs has installed premium-quality glass pool fencing from the North Shore to the Northern Beaches and anywhere in Sydney. We’ll work with you to bring you stylish pool fencing that’s tailored to your needs. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call on 0484 244 382 today.