In January 2005 I had first hand experience in dealing with a Swimming Pool Fence Inspector. I had been warned that they were a class of bureaucrats with a law unto themselves, but I was unprepared for what was to follow.
Pool Safety is a very sensitive subject and stories of
toddler drownings in back yard swimming pools are always sure to rouse
the emotions in any normal parent.
The bureaucrats who write and enforce the laws governing Pool Fencing went to extreme measures in February 1992 by introducing strict guidelines to protect our children.
| Extracts from
Queensland Home Building Code, Division 5 , Swimming Pools (updated
Nov.1994). Showing; min Fence Height, Safety
Quadrant of 900mm, and 12mm min. Mesh Size required to prevent Toddler
gaining access to Pool Area.
STRICT but not too RIDICULOUS.
| This section of
Fence was 1200mm wide and covered with 12mm mesh, but had to be
REPLACED with 6mm Snake Mesh to satisfy our Pool Inspector.
12mm mesh, actual size. The strands
were 12mm crs which made the holes about 11mm.
How could the Toddler scale THIS??
| This is the 12mm
DIA Hinge Pin which our Pool Inspector
insisted could be used as a STEP by the Toddler because it was only
1050mm from the top of the Gate
(The POOL POLICE said It SHOULD be 1100mm) -
would this Super Toddler go
to the trouble of performing all these extraordinary feats to gain
entry when he can simple use the approved
It's the WEAKEST LINK
(Click HERE to OPEN this Gate) -
an example of how UNFAIR their Laws are.
(Click HERE to see a Resort Pool Gate which was PASSED) -
| ONE LAW FOR THEM - AND ANOTHER FOR US - UNFAIR is now OFFICIAL
Click HERE to Read this FRONT PAGE HEADLINE Confirming their DOUBLE STANDARDS