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List of what is not allowed in a pool area or near them. Barrier and gate requirements.
Drowning is a major cause of accidental death of infants and young children. Many of these drownings occur in private, un-barriered or inadequately barriered pools.
A barrier must fully enclose the pool area. It should prevent young children from moving directly into the pool area from the house, other buildings, garden paths or other parts of the property.
A boundary fence/barrier on its own may suffice as a pool barrier, providing it meets compliance requirements and there is nothing on the other side of the barrier, like close horizontal rails, a stack of firewood or trellis that a child could climb over.
The wall of a building may form part of the barrier if it complies with the Building Act 2004 & Building Code F9.
The immediate pool area is the area that is directly related to the use of the pool. It may include a pump shed and changing rooms, decking or paving, pool furniture and a barbecue/dining area.
It should not include the whole backyard, even if the boundary does have a barrier. The pool area should not be a thoroughfare or used for other outdoor activities like clotheslines, vegetable gardens or children's plan equipment.
Small heated pools with a water surface area of 5m2 or less and with walls that are 760 mm above the adjacent floor/ground do not require a barrier provided they have a lockable lid.
Immediate pool area should not contain any of the following:
Hinged Doors Giving Access to Pool Area
Sliding/Bifold Doors Giving Access to Pool Area
Windows Giving Access to Pool Area Closer Than 1.2m From The Floor
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