Ten tips for swimming pool safety

Ten tips for swimming pool safety:

  1. Have your pool barrier inspected annually by  an accredited Housesafe Swimming Pool Safety Inspector
  2. Ensure the pool barrier is 1.2m high
  3. The gap under the pool barrier MUST NOT exceed 100mm
  4. The pool barrier gate must be SELF-LATCHING from any position
  5. A 900mm NO CLIMB ZONE applies on the outside of the barrier from the top edge out 900mm and radius downwards
  6. The boundary barrier (neighbour’s fence) must be a minimum of 1.8m high
  7. A 900mm NO CLIMB ZONE applies on the inside of the boundary barrier from the top edge out 900mm and radius downwards
  8. The ground under the pool barrier gate posts must be of stable materials
  9. A CPR chart MUST BE clearly displayed 1
  10. No hand holds and foot holds available within a 900mm radius of each other
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