Pool Fencing, Ballarat VIC
Nothing quite says Australian summer like backyard BBQ's, watching the cricket and relaxing by your pool on a hot summers night. Having your own personal oasis is a great way to make the most of the hot nights and summer humidity, but owning a residential pool does come with some responsibilities - especially if you're a parent or are responsible for the care of younger people.
On average four year children die in Victorian pools or spas every year, and many more than this are taken to hospitals or emergency care for near-drownings. Unlike adults children do not properly understand the inherent risks that come with aquatic environments, and coupled with the fact that most children are still learning to swim or are unable to swim at all is a potentially fatal recipe.
In Victoria the construction and installation of swimming pools and swimming pool fencing is highly regulated and is subject to the requirements stipulated as legislation in Building Regulations 2018. This means that if you are thinking about installing a swimming pool or have recently done so then there are mandated requirements that you must consider when it comes to the installation of adequate safety barriers (pool fencing) around your new residential pool.
To paraphrase the Victorian Building Authority website "swimming pools and spas with the capability of containing water over 300mm in depth must have a regulatory compliant safety barrier to prevent access to the pool by unsupervised minors (aged five and below)".
In addition to the above there are also stringent requirements that apply to the installation of pool fencing and gating such as height, distance and the ability to self-close and self latch. As you can see installing a pool fence is not something as simple as erecting a DIY wooden fence and calling it a day. An improperly installed fence that doesn't meet Victorian regulation can land you in a lot of trouble with your local council if inspected and deemed to be unsafe and not fit for use.
At Best Fencing Ballarat we are your local experts on the repair, maintenance and installation of pool fencing and gating. As professional fencing contractors we understand exactly what needs to be achieved in order to ensure that your pool fencing meets local council and state government requirements. We provide a professional fencing service and will ensure that your pool fencing is effective, compliant and a pleasure to look at.
We offer a wide range of pool fencing options, such as steel fencing, aluminium slat fencing, Colorbond fencing and glass fencing. Each option has it's relative pros and cons however you can rest assured that no matter what type of material you select you will receive a top-notch, high quality pool fencing installation when you choose BF Ballarat as your local fencing contractors. Glass fencing is a popular choice amongst those seeking a modern and visually appealing solution that looks great when paired with newer homes, however steel or aluminium slat fencing are both tried and true options that are highly durable and still look great surround any pool. If you're interested in installing pool fencing around your residential pool call us on (03) 9068 0004 to speak to one of our staff about your requirements today or enter your details into the form on this page in to receive your free, no obligation quote.
For all other fencing requirements...
Here at Best Fencing Ballarat we can also cater to any other individual fencing needs that you might have. If a requirement that you have is not listed above or on one of our other service pages please contact us on (03) 9068 0004 or fill out the above FREE fencing quote form and we will assist you to the best of our ability. As the premier fence contractors in Ballarat we can flexibly accommodate to our customer requests and are more than happy to go the extra mile in order to provide you with the fencing solution that you require.