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Small rural swimming pools - internal fencing

  • 1.  Small rural swimming pools - internal fencing

    Posted 14-11-2018 13:03
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    Good afternoon all

    I am reaching out to members seeking information on whether any other councils own a small rural swimming pool that has an internal fence separating shallow from deep ends.  Refer attached image.

    We are reviewing our facility with respect to risk and liability, engaging with RLSA etc.., however, would be interested in hearing how other councils manage a similar facility to inform our decision making.

    Any comments/information welcome.

    Thank you


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    DinoDe PaoliMeander Valley CouncilDirector Infrastructure Services
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    Pathway


  • 2.  RE: Small rural swimming pools - internal fencing

    Posted 15-11-2018 12:44
    ​looks like a fun thing to jump off
    or dive into
    or walk along
    or try swim through or under if I was small

    also looks like it would have problems with corrosion

    what's its purpose


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  • 3.  RE: Small rural swimming pools - internal fencing

    Posted 16-11-2018 12:55
    ​I would say the fence is non compliant 100% and it should be removed.  The pool should have depth markers and should have relevant egress.  There should be adequate life guards also. The fence posses entrapment risks. I would remove the fence today.
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  • 4.  RE: Small rural swimming pools - internal fencing

    Posted 19-11-2018 09:36
    ​Hi,

    Maybe contact Snowy Valley Ways in NSW. I am sure the pool at Adelong had an internal fence. (It did years ago).

    Regards,
    Pathway


  • 5.  RE: Small rural swimming pools - internal fencing

    Posted 16-11-2018 12:55
    I suggest you remove this as soon as possible if not sooner.
    My opinion it is a disaster waiting to happen and am surprised that you risk coordinator has not picked this up and given the same advice.
    The pool should be supervised by a qualified manager and parents and would be up to them to ensure that litle Johnny or Suzie do not stray into the deep end.

    Also looks like the fence is galvanised which means that in contact with the chlorine it would corrode in no time.

    If you are going to use such a fence at the least it should be stainless steel

    Peter Haas
    Principal environmental Health Officer/Building Surveyor
    Shire of Boddington
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