Aussies love a dip, so don’t be surprised if you quickly become the ‘go to’ place for friends and family when the summertime comes around. There’s a lot of compliance and regulation surrounding pool ownership, and if you want to keep others safe you will need to carefully consider not only the type of pool fence you want to install, but also who will install it and what the overall quality is like. Far too often we hear stories of drownings and poolside accidents directly attributable to defective, inadequate and sometimes non-existent pool fencing. At RAILSAFE we believe that time by the pool should be safe and enjoyable for people of all ages, and we are committed to providing quality safety solutions that tick all the right boxes.
In this blog post, we’ll be highlighting the importance of quality pool fencing and how you can stay safe and compliant without compromising on style.
You may be tempted to take the cheapest option when it comes to pool fencing, but did you realise that this could be the biggest mistake you could make? Not only will cheap fencing not withstand the test of time and cost you more money to maintain, but in many cases, it may not even be complaint with state requirements.
Ordering from a reputable supplier dedicated to safety and quality will ensure you get the most appropriate product for your needs, and that it will be installed in accordance with best practice and all legal requirements. You should NEVER need to alter a fence to comply with regulations, your fence should arrive cut to size and ready for install. Rest assured that you’ve made the right decision coming to RAILSAFE, we’ve been in business for more than 25 years and are committed to customer satisfaction and maintaining a high-quality standard.
Maintenance and Preserving Your Pool Fence
Having a non-compliant fence is one thing, but failing to carry out routine maintenance on your pool fence can also result in premature failure of your fence. All fences require maintenance whether they are made from wood, glass, aluminium, wire or any other material and your supplier should provide detailed instructions for cleaning and maintenance. A pool fence serves an important safety function, and if you want your fence to look great and work properly you will need to ensure that any damage is repaired immediately. Buying a quality fence in the first place is a great first step, but if you want to protect your investment, don’t forget about long term maintenance.
Pool Fences and Home Insurance
You may not realise it, but having a non-compliant pool fence could render your home insurance policy invalid. If someone were to injure themselves whilst on your property, they could potentially sue you and you would be unable to recover the legal costs. To protect yourself, we would strongly advise that you check all relevant council guidelines prior to installing a pool fence. Legislation is constantly changing, and it is important to remain aware of changes when you are considering the type of pool fence you want to install. At RAILSAFE we keep abreast of the changes and are well placed to offer our professional advice and opinion, so please don’t hesitate to raise any questions you may have.
Get the Right Pool Fence First Time – Contact RAILSAFE Today
Investing in a quality pool fence will help to protect the safety of friends, family and pets around your pool all year round. If you’re in the market for a high-quality glass pool fence that is smart, durable and compliant with government regulations please don’t hesitate to contact us today.