Inflatable Pool Laws on the Gold Coast

Inflatable Pool Laws on the Gold Coast

Do you have an inflatable pool or similar styled temporary pool in your backyard? Read on to learn about Inflatable Pool Laws in Queensland and what your legal obligations are. For many people out there on a set budget, the Inflatable swimming pool is a tried and tested Aussie icon. But you may be surprised to discover that you may be breaking the law in Queensland and throughout Australia.

In Queensland the links below hold information relating to Inflatable Pool Laws.
AS1926.1 -2007 Swimming Pool Safety Part 1: Fencing for swimming pools, and
Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4 – Swimming Pool Barriers

I would highly encourage people to try and understand these documents if they have any concerns regarding Inflatable Pool Laws in Queensland.
While an inflatable pool may be more affordable, and great for short-term use, inflatable pools can lead to drowning risks for children and animals and because of this, inflatable pools fall within the Queensland pool fencing laws.

This means that you would will need to have a permit to ‘install the pool’- yes that would undoubtedly even include inflating it in your backyard.
You would also need to put it in a location that is fully fenced and can not be accessed directly from the house. That means that a normal backyard would not be good enough for this, instead, you need a devoted fenced area that your back door will not open into.

However, individuals can use inflatable swimming pool without a pool fence if the maximum height is under 30cm and the pool holds less than 2000L.

If you have an inflatable pool larger than this then this means that your inflatable pool or short-term pool will need to have:

  • A pool safety barrier that is at least 120 cm from top to bottom
  • Self-closing and also self-latching gates on the fence that can shut from any degree of openness, and
  • There cannot be any climbable objects situated within 90cm of the pool safety barrier.If you have any problems about pool fences, pool fence regulations on the Gold Coast, or being able to use temporary of inflatable pools then Absolut Custom Glass are experts on all things pool fencing and pool laws – we are more than happy to talk to you about what is permitted, and possible options so that you have a safe and enjoyable time in your pool. You can contact us on 1300 937 902, alternatively you can contact us via our contact page options.

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