I think in Qld the new laws that have come in mean that all pools need to be fenced, even above ground ones that previously did not need fencing due to their high walls (like the container pools). They're super strict now with the deadline for compliance being the end of this year.
We had one of the portable pools from Clark Rubber and it was up for 5 weeks over summer. It was great fun, and we had no trouble keeping it clean and balanced. But then we discovered that it had to be fenced, and that even if you put temporary fencing up you had to get it inspected and registered under the new laws. And the cost of fencing and getting it inspected etc would have been more than the pool cost so we took it down.
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14-10-2015 20:21 #21
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14-10-2015 21:03 #22
Wowzer shipping container pools. Never heard of them but now ive seen it im sooooo keen
14-10-2015 22:30 #23
My brother just installed a large above ground pool in Qld and he did not need it fenced. I don't believe he got building approval, but he does have it registered and got it inspected. He did build a deck around half of the pool, which required fencing, but the other half was considered to high. This was only in the last few months.
15-10-2015 06:09 #24
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15-10-2015 06:15 #25
And it's not exactly a little breach of law. If a child drowned in your unfenced pool you would most definitely be charged with something like negligent homicide.
15-10-2015 06:42 #26
15-10-2015 06:48 #27
I even empty and deflate DSs small blow up pool every time we use it because children can drown in 5cm of water, and it's just not worth the risk.
15-10-2015 06:50 #28
Blow up Wading pools with no filter that hold less than 2000 litres don't need to be fenced in NSW
15-10-2015 06:51 #29
15-10-2015 06:53 #30
We didn't fence or anything the pool like that Clarke rubber one when we had it. It never occurred to us! But, we had 6' colour bond fencing, with padlocked gates and a Great Dane roaming the yard to keep anyone out lol! Plus we always dead bolted the door that went from the living area to the yard. No one was getting in near that pool without us letting them. I wonder if that would be considered adequate fencing? We ended up not bothering with it after a while though, it was a bit of a pain in the rear!! We are considering grabbing a stock trough this year, we can chuck some water in from the bore and then empty and roll it behind the shed when the kids are done.
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