While it’s easy to get caught up in the fun of dreaming about installing a swimming pool or spa, the protection and active supervision of young children and adults who are not that confident in-and-around water isn’t a consideration that should be overlooked.
Since the year 2000 there have been 27 drowning deaths of children 5 years and younger in private, residential pools. In these instances, the Coroner found that in at least 20 of these cases a non-compliant safety barrier may have played a role in the deaths of the young children. As a swimming pool and/or spa owner, you have a legal obligation to ensure and maintain the correct operation of barriers and fencing around pools to help prevent avoidable deaths like these.
If you’re lost and don’t know where to begin researching, check out the following guide on spa & swimming pool fencing regulations or read the full Victoria Building Authority (VBA) or Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) guides where they pinpoint a few of the more important things to note to ensure the safety of family, pets, and friends.Read More›