Spring is almost here and the warmer weather will be upon us in no time.
All of this means that swimming weather is approaching.
With this in mind, now is the time to prepare your swimming pool or spa for the swimming season ahead.
Wodonga Building Services strongly urge every pool owner to conduct regular maintenance of their swimming pool barrier.
If you have any doubts as to the compliance of your swimming pool or spa contact Wodonga Building Services for advice or to arrange for a swimming pool compliance certificate.
Children most commonly gain access to a pool or spa through lack of fencing, a faulty/non-compliant fence or gate, or a gate that has been propped open.
In more than one-third of drowning cases, pool barriers were found to be faulty.
The top five issues resulting in the non-compliance of pool safety barriers released by the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors include:
- Gates and doors that are no longer self-closing;
- Gates and doors that are no longer self-latching;
- Gates that are propped open;
- Ground movement; and,
- Climbable objects on the neighbour’s side of a boundary fence.