Drowning and the importance of Gold Coast Pool Safety.

The Gold Coast and blow up pools – Do I need to have a pool permit?

For quite a few people out there on a budget, the blow up pool is a tried and tested Aussie symbol. But you may be flabbergasted to learn that you may indeed be breaking the law in Queensland and all throughout Australia.
In Queensland the regulation that covers this is
AS1926.1 -2007 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Fencing for swimming pools, and

Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4– Swimming Pool Barriers

I would highly urge people to try and understand these documents if they have any worry with their Gold Coast pool fencing or pool– including blow up pools.
That is because while an inflatable pool may be cheaper, and temporary, it is still something that can lead to drowning risks for children and animals and hence is caught within the Queensland pool fencing regulations.
This means that you would will need to have a permit to ‘install the pool’– yes that will even include inflating it in your backyard.
You would also need to position it in an area that is fully fenced and can not be accessed directly from the house. Which means that a normal backyard would not do– instead, you need a devoted fenced area that your back door will not open onto.
However, individuals are able to use inflatable wading pools with no authority provided the maximum height is below 30cm and the pool holds less than 2000L.
If you have a blow up pool bigger than this then this means that your inflatable pool or short-term pool will have to have:
– A pool barrier that is at least 120cm from top to bottom
– Self-closing and also self-latching gates on the fence that can shut from any amount of openness, and
– There can be no climbable objects situated within 90cm of the pool barrier.
If you have any concerns about pool fences, pool fence laws on the Gold Coast, or being able to use temporary of inflatable pools then Absolut Custom Glass are professionals on all things pool fencing and pool laws– we are more than happy to talk to you about what is permitted, and possible options so that you have a safe and happy time in your pool. You can get in touch with us on 1300 937 902

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