Digging up a hole in the backyard and filling it with water? Well, it doesn’t sound like a luxury when you put it like that, but installing a pool in your home is certainly a fancy feeling! Get ready for long, hot summer nights, sunny afternoon barbecues and pool parties galore… not to mention all that juicy added home value.
But before you’re swimming in your own personal oasis, you’ve got to dot your Is and cross your Ts – especially in terms of safety.
Temporary pool fencing hire is a huge part of that process. It’s a measure that not only keeps you and your family safe, but is legally-required too. Here, the experts at SBS Fence and Toilet Hire explain everything you need to know about temporary pool fencing hire.
What is temporary pool fencing hire?
Temporary pool fencing hire is when you enlist the help of a reputable team like SBS Fence and Toilet Hire and put up a certified pool fence around the perimeter while your pool is being built or renovated.
Why do you need it?
Safety is of course the main reason why we put up temporary fencing around pools, until a permanent fence is installed. Temporary pool fencing prevents small children from falling into the pool area, whether or not it’s filled with water.
Do I need temporary pool fencing hire even when the pool is incomplete?
Yes. Temporary pool fencing is required as soon as the hole is excavated, even if there’s no water in the pool yet. A hole in the ground that size is still a serious safety hazard – nobody want to be falling into a 7ft hole!
Quality pool fencing that meets Australian Standards
Temporary pool fencing hire companies have to stick to the Australian Standards outlined by the Government. Make sure you choose a reputable service who understands that temporary pool fences must:
- be at least 1.2m high (as measured from the finished ground level)
- not leave a gap at the bottom bigger than 10cm from the finished ground level
- if a boundary fence is part of the pool fence, the barrier must be 1.8m high
- not have gaps of more than 10cm between any vertical bars in the fence
- if containing horizontal climbable bars, have these spaced at least 90cm apart
- perforated or mesh barriers must have holes no greater than 13mm for fence heights of 1.2m
- perforated or mesh barriers of 1.8m height with holes greater than 13mm must not exceed 100mm
- The pool fence must be well maintained and in good working order
SBS Fence and Toilet Hire are the pros in Sydney for temporary pool fencing. With quality-made, Australian temporary pool fencing, SBS are committed to keeping your family safe and your home in line with the law. Call up the team for a quote today.