Tips for choosing a swimming pool fence

Inadequate or non existing barriers and fences around swimming pools continues to be a major contributing factor for drowning and injury in children under five years old. Between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 there were 266 drownings in Australia. Of those 266, 39 drowned in swimming pools. It is of the utmost importance that you acquire a good quality swimming pool fence and gate.

There are state and government laws and requirements for swimming pool owners such as registering your swimming pool on the State-Wide Pool Register, legislations and building requirement and pool safety certificates for people who lease or are selling their properties. It's a good idea to check with your local council or government laws when you decide to purchase a swimming pool and/or building pool fences. Swimming pool fences need to meet Australian Safety Standards so it's a good idea to check this with your fencing provider.

We all want to provide a safe environment for our family and friends so choosing a good quality pool fence is a must. Panel Fencing is a widely popular choice for swimming pool enclosures. Again, make sure your fence is up to A.S.S. so your fence is sure to be safe, effective and durable in all weather types. We see panel fencing for not only swimming pools but other enclosures such as playgrounds. No fence is going to do its job without a safety gate. Your fencing provider will also provide pool gates to match your fence. Gates should have both a safety latch and a locking mechanism with a key for extra safety. We don't want our children standing on chair to open the gate, so a key lock is a great way to enforce that extra safety.

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