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Swimming pool safety

December 01, 2011

There’s no better time to have a pool than in an Australian summer!

 

All States and Territories have stringent guidelines for pool owners, and some tough pool safety laws have been introduced in recent times to help reduce drowning as a leading cause to death in young children.


Details on regulations around pools and pool fencings can be provided by your LJ Hooker office or can be found on government web sites.


Queensland and the Northern Territory both have excellent information sheets on pools and spas in rental properties, for example.


A common sense approach by tenants can also help prevent at risk situations.


Even though the pool or spa may have 100 per cent compliance, you should still make it your responsibility to ensure that:

 

 

  • Gates are not propped open at any time or for any reason
  • Latching devices on gates and doors are self closing and self latching at all times, and so must be maintained so in working order
  • No climbable objects are within a reachable distance of the fence (laws will state a specific distance)
  • No items (including pot plants, tables and chairs) are immediately inside a pool fence (Again, laws will table specific distance)
  • Portable pools capable of holding more than 30cm of water are fenced
  • Report any maintenance and safety matters to your property manager as a matter of priority, supervise children in and around the pool and spa AT ALL TIMES, and have a safe and happy summer.

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