Western Australia has extremely strict rules surrounding the enclosure of swimming pools or outdoor spas. Pool fencing is an absolute must, otherwise you risk substantial penalties, including large fines. Most people use professional swimming pool fence businesses to install their fences, but there’s no reason why you can’t do it yourself if you’re willing to put the time and effort into it.
However, installing your pool fence yourself will be difficult. You will need to create a design that meets the relevant Australian Standards and other safety requirements. This plan will need to be approved by your local council or whoever else is in charge of pool fence approvals in your area.
To help you comply with WA’s tough pool fencing laws, we’ve put together a short list of tricks and tips:
Even If You’re Doing It Yourself, Buy A Kit From A Professional Supplier
Pool fences are notoriously difficult to get right. The best way to make sure that you’re complying with the relevant regulations is to buy a DIY kit from your local pool fencing company. Everything from steel and wood to glass pool fencing can now be completed using DIY kits from professional suppliers.
Make Sure You Consider Your Pool’s Surrounds
There are strict no climb zones associated with new pool fences, which means that you need to think carefully about the exact placement of your fence. If you’re thinking about installing a pool fence which passes close to a house, garden or other feature that offers climbing potential, make sure that you’re staying within the relevant rules.