Pool fencing is mandatory in Australia. Generally you need to get permission before erecting any form of fencing around your pool. This permission usually comes from the relevant regional or district council and is most often given for open water swimming areas. If you are fortunate enough to have this type of local bylaw then you will know exactly where to look for the necessary permission to erect the pool fencing that you require.
If you live in the New South Wales, All new pools must be surrounded by a fence that separates the pool from the house.it is a good idea to check with the relevant authorities as you may be required to get a permit to construct a specific fence.
Once you have these facts you will be well on your way to getting your pool fencing built. In addition to needing a permit for the construction of the fencing you will also need to abide by local noise laws. These laws are in place to keep things peaceful and safe for those who use the pool area. There are strict laws that surround the opening and closing of the swimming pool area and those laws are enforced daily. If you break these laws, you could find yourself having a hefty fine imposed upon you. Fines usually range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars and even jail time may be involved.
If you wish to make your pool fencing in Australia a little more customisable than what is laid out in the law books you can take advantage of a number of materials and styles. Glass, Aluminum and PVC are some of the popular materials that you will find readily available at most local hardware stores. With the use of these materials you can choose the height, material type, colour and design of your pool fencing. Each of these elements can greatly enhance the look of your pool area but each also comes with its own set of laws and regulations to follow.
When it comes to installing pool fencing in Australia there are two main parties that you must deal with. The first party is the owner of the property you wish to enclose with the fencing and the second party is the local council which is in charge of maintaining all local laws. Fences can only be installed on private properties and they must be within the limits of the property. This means that if the property has boundary walls or fences they cannot be used for the purpose of pool fencing.
It is important that the pool fencing is installed by a competent and qualified person. Pool fencing is one area of home improvement that requires a great deal of skill and experience to ensure that your fence system works perfectly. If you attempt to install pool fencing yourself, you run the risk of causing damage to the property around or under the fencing. It is important to also make sure that any pool fencing is double hung, reinforced with steel posts and finished with a weatherproof coating. If you are unsure about whether a particular style or material would suit your circumstances just ask a professional, they will be able to give you sound advice on the matter.
In terms of the law itself, it is important to note that the above mentioned laws and regulations have been passed by both state and federal governments. It is therefore important that you check with your local council and make sure that the fencing that you wish to install complies with any applicable laws. Failure to do so could lead to significant fines or even jail time. If you are not comfortable with the legality of the way in which certain fences around pools are installed then you may wish to consult a professional. The same applies if you feel that you are being pushed into an illegal position.
The above laws and regulations have been put in place as a means of protecting the general public from the dangers of swimming pools. By putting in a swimming pool, you are asking to be surrounded by water, this can be an inviting proposition however it also brings with it many risks and dangers. If people are not aware of these dangers, they may fall into the pool and become injured. If they are aware of the risks and dangers, they will take precautions to prevent themselves from falling into the pool and will not use the swimming pool if they have to swim against a current or someone who is in a swimming pool, for example. This all falls under the law, and is something that all pool owners and operators need to be aware of and are within their legal rights to do.
Consult Master Groups for any type of Pool Fencing installation around your pool area.