Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Laws Are Fenced in to Make Pools Safe for Young Children

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Laws Are Fenced in to Make Pools Safe for Young Children

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Byline: EMMA PRITCHARD emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au

Top 10 pool safety tips

Never, ever, let your child or children swim unsupervised.

Ensure your pool fence adequately separates the pool from your house and neighbours.

Make sure the outside of the pool fence is at least 1.2m high all the way around and there is a gap of less than 10cm at the bottom.

Ensure your pool fence is well maintained and effective as a safety barrier to prevent children gaining access.

Keep your pool fence clear of objects a child could climb over, such as trees, rocks, ornaments, deckchairs and barbecues.

Ensure the pool gate opens out and away from the pool.

Ensure no objects which could stop the gate closing, are left anywhere near the gate, either inside or out.

Make sure the gate automatically closes and latches from any open position.

Ensure the gate release mechanism is 1.5m above ground level.

Make sure all vertical palings are less than 10cm apart. …

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