Pool Fence Compliance

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Pool fences and safety barriers

Maintenance of pool fences and safety barriers is essential to reduce the number of drownings and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools.

Pool owners are responsible for ensuring pool barriers are maintained and damaged fencing or barriers are fixed immediately.

There is now 1 pool safety standard, which has replaced 11 different standards.

Pool safety laws

Queensland's new pool safety laws were introduced in 2009 and aim to reduce the incidences of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools.

The laws affect new and existing pools.

Pool owners have until 30 November 2015 to comply with the new pool safety laws, or earlier if they sell or lease their property before this time.

Requirements for CPR and warning signs

Queensland's pool safety laws require the latest cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign to be displayed near your pool or spa.

Make sure your pool complies with the latest requirements for CPR and warning signs.