Swimming Pool Safety
Are you contemplating buying, selling or renting a property with a pool? A swimming pool is a popular addition to any home and can be an attractive selling point for your property. However, owning a property with a swimming pool means there are certain legislative requirements you must adhere to in the interests of safety. When all Swimming Pool Safety requisites are sufficiently met you can enjoy all the benefits that a pool at home can offer!
As a general guide any swimming pool, excavation or structure capable of being filled with water should be fenced off with either a fence, wall or building.
Any pool enclosure structure must adhere and comply with the following conditions:
- Be a minimum of 1.2 metres in height.
- Prevent or hamper small children from passing beneath or through it to gain access to the pool.
- Not provide foot or hand holds that a small child could climb to gain access.
- Any gate or door must be fitted with a latch or mechanism that prevents a small child opening it when closed.
A swimming pool safety net is a revolutionary item in swimming pool safety. This product was developed specifically to safeguard children and pets from exposed water. This polyethylene netting is installed and stretched over a swimming pool by being fastening to deck anchors with steel hooks.
Swimming Pool Alarms
Another great alternative in swimming pool safety is a swimming pool alarm. Swimming pool alarms provide an accurate, easy-to-use system you can use to keep your family safe and unwanted objects (or people) out of your pool. The alarm sounds an alert when the surface of the swimming pool is disturbed. This assists in letting you know when a person or pet has entered the pool.
It is also imperative for landlords, and tenants to be vigilant by regularly checking that swimming pool safety measures meet the highest safety standards are all in perfect functioning condition.