Why am I required to have pool fencing?

If you are new to the swimming pool ownership game, then it’s probably fair to assume that there are elements, requirements, and responsibilities that you never even knew about until now! Going to the public pool for a dip is one thing but being able to maintain and look after your very own pool is another. Out of all of the requirements that most modern garden pools have these days, fencing of some kind is probably one of the most important.


Here at Gurus of Glass, a huge part of our day to day business is the installation of glass pool fencing on the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. A pool fence is definitely the way to go if you want to be deemed a responsible pool owner. Here are just a few of the reasons why you are required to have pool fencing of your own.

Top View of a Pool and Glass Frameless Pool Fence — Pool Fencing in Benowa, QLD
  • It is a legal requirement. All pools built after 2010 need to have a fence or barrier of no less than 1.2 metres high surrounding it (according to Australian Building Standards). States may have slight variations to the standard, so it is best to understand the requirements fully – we can help!
  • The first and most important reason for having the standard for pool fencing is safety. As a grown adult who knows how to swim you might not see much danger in a garden pool, but if you have children or animals running around the place then there is always going to be an element of risk with an unprotected pool. Fencing prevents lots of accidents from happening and gives you peace of mind when you can’t be a focused supervisor.
  • If you are the kind of person who likes to keep tabs on the increasing value of their property, then the installation of frameless glass pool fencing can definitely add some value to your home as a whole. It looks and feels more professional and as discussed above gives that extra edge of security and safety that prospective buys will like. Pool fencing is a relatively simple way to add some important value to your property.
  • Glass pool fencing on the Gold Coast is an option that doesn’t have any negative impacts on the visual appeal of your garden area. The transparent nature of the material means that you get to enjoy increased safety whilst at the same time not changing the aesthetic of your outdoor environment too much.


So, if getting that all important pool fencing is the next job on your list, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. An expert member of the team will be happy to go through all of your questions before making an appointment for a visit and coming up with a quote. We look forward to hearing from you.