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Pool Safety Inspections

If you’re in doubt or need a pool safety certificate, talk to the experts at Jim’s Fencing today about a pool safety inspection.

And if your current pool fence doesn’t meet Australian standards, or there are any concerns raised during your inspection, we can find a fencing solution that works for you and your backyard.

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Is Your Pool Fencing Really Safe?

The backyard swimming pool is an Australian icon. There’s nothing better than the freedom to swim and a splash in your very own pool, but is it safe? It’s hard to enjoy your pool with safety concerns hanging over your head. That’s why here at Jim’s Fencing, we are here to give you peace of mind.

Research shows that in 88% of drowning incidents, the pool fence was faulty, absent or compromised when the gate isn’t closed securely. If you have any doubts that your pool fence is safe and effective, it’s time to do something about it.

As well as our professional pool fence installations, Jim’s Fencing offers pool safety inspections and evaluations across Australia. So when you get the right advice from a Jim’s Fencing inspector, you can sit back and relax, knowing your family and friends can safely enjoy their time in the water.

If you’re in doubt or need a pool safety certificate, talk to the experts at Jim’s Fencing today about a pool safety inspection.

And if your current pool fence doesn’t meet Australian standards, or there are any concerns raised during your inspection, we can find a fencing solution that works for you and your backyard.

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Why Trust Jim’s Fencing for Pool Safety Inspections in Australia?

Jim’s Fencing can take you through every step of a pool safety inspection, letting you know ahead of time what the requirements are and helping with any corrections you need to make. As our team can carry out repairs and upgrades to your pool fence – like installing a new pool gate latch – we offer the most efficient solution for you to get your pool safety certification.

There are many different swimming pool inspectors out there, but that doesn’t mean they all offer the same standard of work. Don’t risk an inexperienced team or someone new to the job. When you choose a trusted name like Jim’s Fencing, you have peace of mind when it comes to your family’s safety.

Jim’s Fencing has been serving Australians with the best customer experience possible for over 28 years. Our fantastic franchisees always aim for exceptional results. That’s why we are proud to offer our customers the Jim’s Fencing 100% quality guarantee. You can’t go wrong when you rely on the professionals at Jim’s.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A pool safety inspection is a detailed process that evaluates the safety of your backyard pool. A qualified inspector will visit your home and check for a number of criteria, including making sure:

✓ your pool fence is at least 1.2m high in all areas
✓ the gap below your pool fence is no greater than 100mm
✓ your pool gate’s safety latches are correct and compliant
✓ your pool fence has no climbable objects nearby
✓ the pool area has adequate pool safety signage, if applicable in your state

When it comes to gate latches, they must be working, open outwards and be self-closing and self-locking, all in accordance with Australian Standards.

If you don’t meet one (or several) of these criteria, you risk failing your pool safety inspection. Don’t stress, though – getting a pool inspection is a great opportunity to talk to an expert and find out exactly what you need to do to meet legal standards for pool fencing.

In fact, you can get in touch with a pool safety inspector like Jim’s Fencing for advice and guidance on pool safety even if you aren’t booking a pool safety inspection right away.

On the other hand, if you already know your pool fencing isn’t up to scratch, get in touch with one of our capable team to resolve any potential safety hazards around your swimming pool.

Some of these pool safety requirements you can even meet without needing to talk to a fencing contractor. For instance, your pool fence must have a non-climbable zone of 90cm around the entire length of the fence line. Objects like chairs, potted plants, short trees and shrubs, and even pool toys should all be moved a safe distance from the pool fence.

If you pass the pool safety inspection, then a pool safety certificate will be issued. If not, you’ll have the chance to correct any problems, such as replacing a hazardous pool gate latch with a safe and secure replacement.

To find out more about Australian requirements for pool fencing, see the SPASA website.

Every state in Australia has different rules about when you need to have your pool inspected and how often it needs to be rechecked.

  • Victoria and Western Australia: pool owners must have their pool inspected at least once every four years.
  • South Australia: all pools and spas must be inspected two months after the complete installation of the safety fence.
  • Queensland: only required when a property is sold or leased.
  • Tasmania: only requires that for pool safety certification, you have a fence that is approved to be safe and does not require further inspections.
  • ACT: pool safety certification is needed on completion of the pool fence.
  • New South Wales: a pool certification needs to be conducted every three years

This doesn’t just apply to in-ground swimming pools, either. Proper fencing is required for all of these categories when over 30cm deep:

in-ground and above-ground pools
indoor pools
wading pools
hot tubs and spas

However, these are only the legal minimum requirements for pool safety inspection. You may choose to have a pool fence inspection at any time, for your own peace of mind or to provide evidence your pool has the highest possible standard of safety.

Whether you need to complete a pool safety inspection for your property, or you just want some advice on how to make your backyard pool safer, the experienced team here at Jim’s Fencing can help you out with all your pool fence related needs.

There are plenty of reasons you may need a pool safety inspection. Maybe it’s been a couple of years and your pool safety certificate has lapsed. Perhaps you are looking to sell or lease your property and need to make sure everything is certified, safe and up to date. Or maybe you have just renovated and want to be sure that your remodel hasn’t affected the safety of your pool fence.

Regardless of the reason you need a pool safety certificate right now, it all comes down to one key motivation: keeping your kids, friends and family safe around the water. All pool fencing regulations in Australia are the minimum standards required to make sure no child is ever at risk.

If you’d like to learn more about pool safety in Australia, see our handy pool safety checklist. The SPASA website and water safety organisation Kids Alive also have some fantastic resources available.

Contact The Jim's Fencing Team Today!

To book a quote for your fencing project, just head to our Online Quote form and one of our franchisees will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Ready to Put Your Pool Safety in the Safest Hands?

At Jim’s Fencing, we’re here for all your fencing requirements. As the homegrown experts, we help Aussies with their fencing needs day in and day out, from advice to repairs, installations and inspections.

If you have a query, don’t hesitate; get in touch with Jim’s Fencing for a hassle-free quote. As the leading fencing contractors in the industry, we offer our customers the Jim’s Fencing 100% quality guarantee. We stand by all our work, so you feel safe behind it.

For a free quote, just fill in our online form or give us a call on 131 546.

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