A pool safety inspection in Redland Bay this week was the pick of the inspections in the Redlands. There wasn’t much wrong with the pool fence but I will note a couple of the non-compliant issues here.
To start with, 2 of the aluminium pool fence posts did not pass the rigidity test. It wasn’t visible that there was a problem but the bases, which were bolted to the ground and separate from the post itself, were corroded. This allowed the bolt that passes through the post and base to move when applying force to the post. It was quite bad. I’m guessing the salt water pool had something to do with it because it passed the inspection 2 years prior.
Redland Bay has really gone ahead in recent years. It’s a spill over from the expansion happening in Victoria Point, which includes shops, cinemas, cafes, night club and the Bunnings store.
Another non-conforming item was a small brick garden bed adjacent to the BBQ. I’m not sure how long it had been there but it did look new. The garden bed infringed into the “Additional Clear Area” of 1200mm down from the top of the fence. The top of the bricks had pavers on them to finish it off. What needed to happen is for the pavers to be removed and tiles used to finish it off. I’ve yet to return to see how they got on.
One other small problem was the caravan the tenants had stored in the carport. It infringed into the Additional Clear Area. There was a bar across the back of the caravan that was quite high, 450mm from memory. It provided a step up to the top of the fence because the carport was adjacent to the fence. They couldn’t and didn’t want to move the caravan so they have to build a self-closing and latching gate that is quite high. In discussion with the tenants I helped them with the specifications necessary to be compliant.
If you live in Redland Bay or surrounding suburbs of the Redlands like Victoria Point, Thornlands or Mount Cotton I would like to conduct your pool safety inspection. My rates are very competitive and I am available at short notice.