Dams should be fenced in my opinion. A friends little boy nearly drowned in a dam a couple of months ago. Devastating.
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15-10-2015 09:14 #41
15-10-2015 09:15 #42
Anyone got an above ground pool?
I didn't know about the outwards from the pool rule though that's very interesting! That would mean I couldn't use either option as the gate at the top of the stairs opens inwards.
15-10-2015 09:17 #43
15-10-2015 09:21 #44
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15-10-2015 09:43 #45
15-10-2015 11:16 #46
And if there happens to be an incident (which can happen to anyone really) then they will investigate and if you have a pool that's not registered and certified for fencing then you would be in huge trouble.
Its just too risky (but then I am a very risk averse person). Qld are really cracking down. And I do understand why - there are so many backyard drownings.
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15-10-2015 13:51 #47
Before we had our underground pool installed we looked at many above ground pools. Some above ground pools depending on the covers they have and the fact of not being able to climb up the pool don't need to be fenced, one we considered only required a fence around the step area. That was a few years ago so the legislation may be different now. Best to check with your local council in your state. In regards to fencing there is much to consider, it isn't just a matter of whacking up anything to make a fence. There are guidelines as to how much gap gap there can be underneath the fencing, the latch of the gate etc. A friend of ours had a picket fence around their pool area, the pickets were set too far apart and they had to move them closer together just as an example.
15-10-2015 13:55 #48
15-10-2015 14:01 #49
There is honestly lots to consider re having a pool. After our pool was put in the pool fencing was so important and cost half of what the pool itself did.
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15-10-2015 15:46 #50
Yeah I've decided not to bother. If we are going to get a pool we'll have to go to the effort of getting a proper one installed with proper fencing etc. it's not worth all this pain for a tiny Clark rubber pool in the backyard. We'll just stick to the little shell pool.
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