Swimming pool safety

It is a legal requirement to provide swimming pool isolation fencing to an inground or above ground pool capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300 millimetres or more.

These requirements also apply to any inflatable swimming pools sold through department stores.

It is important to remember that while fencing may assist in reducing drownings in backyard pools, the most effective way to prevent drownings is for children to be adequately supervised by a parent or other responsible adult.