A well-kept pool is one of the greatest feature to complete your home. It gives us a feeling of serenity. While looking at the pool or taking a deep can also relax your mind from the worries and problems that you have. It’s another way of reducing stress and also a fitness exercise. Having a swimming pool could also provide you a way to stay cool during a hot weather and a good bonding time with your family and friends. Unless the pool is well covered and has a proper fencing, it may be a source of insecurity.
However, having a swimming pool also have its disadvantage. It is one of the most common cause of death in Australia especially for children below five years old. In regards to this the Australian government implemented a specific laws and regulation in order to stop the growing number of these tragic incidents. They created the Pool Fencing Regulations. All Sydney Pool Fencing companies need to follow the regulation at all costs. All swimming pool barrier fencing must comply with Australian Standard for Swimming Pool. On 1 December 2010 legislation was implemented that will see all swimming pool barriers in the state inspected and issued with a compliance certificate by 30 November 2015.
There’s company in Sydney area that specializes pool fencing and have gave quite a lot of customers great experience and still do.
In this regard, The International Code Council (ICC) outlined strong safety standards for swimming pool fences. They have decided of putting on pool fence, this will serve as barrier to prevent further accidents. It is a protective metal guards that are placed around the perimeter of the pool and help to prevent intrusion to the pool area. The fence must be a minimum of 48 inches tall. The middle horizontal rail must be at least 45 inches above the bottom horizontal rail. The spacing between pickets must be less than 4 inches. The space between the bottom horizontal rail and the ground must be less than 2 inches. The gate(s) must be self-closing and self-latching. The gate(s) need to open outward (away from the pool area). The operating mechanism of the latch must be at least 54 inches from the bottom of the gate or it shall be on the pool side of the gate at least 3 inches below the top AND shall not have any opening greater than 1/2 inch within 18 inches of the release mechanism.
There are home owners who choose to have wooden or vinyl or glass pool fences installed and which are permanent and help to provide extra security and protection. It is indeed costly but by having this can help you save your love ones or even your pet from drowning.