Pool fencing is a legal requirement in Western Australia for any swimming pool or spa that contains more than 30cm of water. Installing new pool fencing is usually best left to the professionals so that it’s done right, but you can do it yourself if you want.
With the rise of things like modular steel and glass pool fencing, DIY kits are becoming more common. If you buy your kit from a professional pool fence supplier, they will help you make sure that you’re meeting any legal requirements associated with your fence.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top 7 things you should know before you build your new pool fence:
- Your pool fence has to meet legal standards!
It’s important to note that your fence can’t be thrown together from any old materials that you buy from your local hardware store. It has to meet strict conditions, which means that you should always speak to a pool fencing professional before building your new fence.
- Pool fences require regular maintenance:
Like anything, your pool fence will require regular maintenance if you want it to retain its ‘like-new’ look. Follow the manufacturers guidelines to make sure you’re looking after your fence properly.