A minimum of 1.2m in height and at least 1.2m above any permanent object (e.g. decking) that is within 1.2m of the fence.
Where the fence is made up of perforated material, netting, or mesh, and contains holes more than 10mm wide, the fence must be at least 1.8m high.
The space between the bottom of the fence and the ground must not exceed 100mm.
Be built of a durable material that cannot readily be crossed by children under six years old.
Fences made of vertical poles must be spaced within 100mm of each adjacent vertical pole.
All fencing supports, rails, and bracing which are not vertical shall be inaccessible for climbing from the outside of the fence.
A fence made of perforated material, mesh, or netting must not have holes bigger than 50mm wide and the material must be firmly attached to a rail at the top and bottom of the fence.
Gates are to be self closing, open outwards from the pool, and be clear of anything likely to hold them open. A self locking catch must be attached at least 1.5m high if on the outside of the fence, and incapable of being unlocked by pulling, lifting, or pushing on the gate.
When a building forms part of a fence the door in the building must have a lock preventing that door from being readily opened by children under the age of six years.
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