Kids Alive Water Safety Tips: Pool Fencing Checklist
Pool owners must regularly make sure that the fence around their pool is in good working order and that the area around the pool fence is clear. Pool owners should ask themselves these questions….
Is the fence secure and in good working order?
Is the fence less than 100mm from the ground?
Is the fence at least 1.2 m high?
Are vertical gaps less that 100mm apart?
Are all of the fence panels in place and secure?
Have you checked the fence for gaps or holes?
Are there any rusted, loose or missing screws?
Are pool toys and accessories stored securely and out of view?
Have climbable objects near the pool fence been removed?
Are trees and shrubs near the fence kept trimmed so that they can not be used to climb?