Does a Spa or hot tub really need a pool fence on the Gold Coast?

Does a Spa or hot tub really need a pool fence on the Gold Coast?

On the Gold Coast we have to comply with the Queensland pool fence legislation and regulations or be confronted by a hefty fine. These rules are most often applied to typical pools, but if you have a spa, hot tub, or Jacuzzi ® (or whatever you choose to call it) then you will also have to ensure you have proper fence in place.
These laws will apply if the spa:
– can be filled with water that is more than 300mm deep
– has an is able to hold a total volume of more than 2,000 L.
– Has a filtering system.
Please keep in mind that this means that it will be applicable if the total capacity is for water deeper than 300mm, – that means you can’t just use a normal spa and only fill it with 290mmof water.

If you have a spa that is regulated, you will have to see to it that.

  • A pool fence is put in that goes to at least 120cm from top to bottom.
  • Self-closing and self-latching gates on the fencing that can shut from any degree of openness, and.
  • There cannot be any climbable objects positioned within 90cm of the pool fence.
  • Spas, hot tubs, and Jacuzzi ® should constantly be covered and secured by lockable child-safe features such as doors, lids or grills – this is not just for pool safety, but also for the freshness of your spa.

You will also need to ensure that your spa – whether installed or portable – is totally compliant and safe with its electric components. This includes things like all electrical parts and pumps– each should meet electrical safety conditions and are appropriately covered to make sure that they can not be damaged or be tampered with by kids or pets.
You can ask the local Gold Coast council or a private certifier to evaluate your pool or spa to ensure it has the correct degree of pool fencing and pool safety.
On the Gold Coast we strongly recommend talking to.

Andrew at Coastline Certification,.
Grant at ABC pool Fence Inspections
and Frank at Delf Industry Building certification

If your swimming pool is found to be compliant after inspection, you will be issued a compliance certificate, if it not, then you should contact your pool fence or pool installer and get these guys to come back and do the job correctly.
If you have any questions about your Gold Coast spa or hot tub and the laws that apply, feel free to speak to Absolut Custom Glass on 1300 937 902 and we can talk you through the requirements.

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