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Why some pools fail a safety inspection

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POOL FENCE

  • Is there a fence and gate around the pool?
  • Is the fence height 1200mm or higher?
  • Does it have vertical/glass panels?
  • Are the fixtures all secure?
  • Is the distance between horizontal bars more than 900mm?
  • Is the gap between the ground and the fence less than 100mm?
  • Is the gap between vertical bars 100mm or less on either side when squeezing together?
  • Is there NO direct access from house through doors and windows?
  • Ensure there are no sharp materials on or around the fence area?
  • Are there no climbable parts protruding more than 10mm?
  • Is the area outside the fence clear by 900mm & 300mm inside?

Pool Gate

  • Is the gate 1200mm or higher?
  • Is the gate latch 1500mm from ground level?
  • Does the gate open outwards away from pool area?
  • Does the gate close and self lock from any position including when rested on latch?
  • Are the hinges 900mm or more apart?
  • Is the gap between the ground and the gate less than 100mm?
  • Is the distance between horizontal bars more than 900mm?
  • Does the gate stay secure and not open when a child bounces on the bottom rail of gate?
  • Are there no climbable parts protruding more than 10mm?

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