Pool Pre-Inspection checklist
This checklist has been designed to assist property owners prior to a pool safety inspection. It in no way substitutes for having a licensed pool safety inspector certify the pool.
o Have you made sure that trees near the fence are trimmed so that children can't use them to climb?
o Is there a clear 300mm non-climbable zone on the inside of the fence?
o Is there a clear 1200mm non-climbable zone on the outside of the fence?
o Is there a current CPR sign on display?
o Have climbable items been removed from near the fence?
o Is there a 900mm 'clear zone' where the pool fence intersects another fence?
If you have answered No to any of these questions, your pool fence may not be compliant.
o Does the gate open away from the pool?
o Is the top of the latch 1500mm from the ground?
o When closed, is the gate secure and will not pull free?
o Does the gate self close from any position?
o Does the gate close from resting on the strike plate?
o Are the hinges 900mm apart or non-climbable?
o Is the gap between the gate and the ground 100mm or less?
o Are all fence panels present?
o Are all fixings tight and secure?
o Is the gap between the fence and the ground 100mm or less?
o Is there no direct door/window access to the pool?
o Is the height of the fence 1200mm or higher?
o Is the distance between climbable horizontal rails 900mm or more?
o When squeezing vertical bars, is the gap on either side less than 100mm?
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