This Glen Iris property is an example of how a good pool fence plan achieves a better result and saves money. The owner was a discerning customer who knew what they wanted, but was also happy to work through ideas together for a great result.
At Big John’s, we always spend the time on coming up with alternatives and ideas for a good pool fence plan prior to installation. This saves time when it comes to installing the fence. It also means we can guarantee that the safety inspector will be 100% happy with the result.
Tips For Your Pool Fence Plan
Tip 1 – Use existing structures
Sometimes, pillars or supports are available to attach the pool fence to directly. This helps the fence blend in with the building and often saves money.
Tip 2 – Follow existing lines.
Sometimes, there is a natural line in the garden or house that lends itself to where the fence should run. This helps the fence integrate with the surrounds and gives a cleaner look. This may be achieved by extending an existing area.
Tip 3 – Consider Fixed and Movable Objects.
Many people understand that things like outdoor kitchens and garden beds can pose climbing hazards. But the legal obligations also include movable objects like chairs and pot plants. To satisfy the inspector, the no-climb-zone must be maintained right around the pool.
Tip 4 – Review Side Fences
This latice capper was added because of the raised garden beds. The garden beds effectively reduced the pale fence from 1800mm to 1600mm. 1800mm is the minimum height for the fence to be pool legal. The treated pine lattice caps are hand made. They cost a lot less than the Merbau alternative, and once they are painted, they blend right in. In Melbourne, they are only available at Gardeners Warehouse Mordialloc.
Tip 5 – Plan Garage Doors Carefully
Roller doors and gates have special requirements, which are important to get right. Your pool fence plan should take into account how you will use the space after the pool is installed. The white tubular fence in the mouth of the garage door uses bolt down posts. This means it is a 30 minute job to remove the whole fence and let large access through the garage when needed.
If you would like us to take a look at your pool area, give Big John a call on 0412 411 209. We service all of Melbourne and surrounds. Not all pool areas have as many different elements as this one in Glen Iris, but many have one or two where a good pool fence plan will make all the difference.