Having a pool is a great way to cool off, keep the kids entertained and keep fit. We've taken some tips from the Royal Lifesaving Society to make sure your pool is safe, so you, your family and friends can continue to enjoy it.
The checklist features 8 sections; the swimming pool gate, swimming pool fence, around the swimming pool fence, supervision, pump, grates and suction, emergency preparation, chemicals, electricity.
Rode Pools and Royal Life Saving encourage all pool owners to make this weekend your home pool safety weekend and download & print a full copy of the home pool safety checklist today.
Disclaimer: This checklist does not substitute for a pool inspection and is for educational purposes only. Pool owners should consider getting a professional assessment of their pool’s compliance.
Swimming pool gate
Must open outward from pool
Must be self closing and self latching
Latch must be more than 1.5m from the ground
Must latch shut on the first swing
Swimming pool fence
Secure and in good working order
No more than 100mm from the ground
Should be at least 1.2m high
No vertical gaps more than 100mm apart
Around the swimming pool fence
Pool aids and toys should be stored securely and out of view
Objects that could be used to climb the fence should be removed from the area
Adult supervision in combination with pool fencing is the most effective method of preventing your child from drowning
Pump, Grates and Suction
Ensure that no fitting is broken or missing
Up-to-date CPR and first aid skills - call royal life saving today to book a course on 1300 737 763
Resuscitation sign prominent in pool area - Contact us on 1300 007 665 or come in-store to get your latest CPR sign
Should be stored securely, out of view and out of children’s reach
Electricity and water do not mix.
A residual current device (rcd) or residual current circuit breaker (rccb) can save lives