To make your Queensland pool fencing compliant, it must meet a range of government enforced safety standards. These standards dictate the height and strength of barriers, gates and appropriate latching requirements preventing direct access from a building to a pool area. Non-compliant pool fencing can result in costly fines, issued either on-the-spot or via court mandating.
The minimum height from ground to the top of your pool fencing must be 1200mm or more, with a maximum gap of 100mm from the ground to the bottom of a fence. When it comes to horizontal rails on fencing, there should be a single gap of at least 900mm between any horizontal rails on the fencing, and the gaps in theses verticals must not exceed 100mm. Where there is no gap between horizontal rails of at least 900mm, the horizontal rails must be on the inside of the fencing and not exceed 10mm in width.
All pool gates must open outwards, to the pool area and must be both self-closing and self-latching. All pool gate latches should be at least 1500mm from the ground and 1400mm from the upper part of lower horizontal railings. If not, the latch must be located on the inside of the fencing, so adults can reach over. Pool gate hinges that are wider than 10mm must be placed 900mm apart or fitted with non-climbable safety caps.
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Both modern and functional, our glass pool fencing is custom made in three different styles: framed, semi-frameless and frameless, to suit your budget and needs. Our stylish glass pool fencing is installed using A Grade safety glass to comply with Australian Standards.