Pool Fencing

Keeping your family safe

Pool Fencing Options: Saftey and beauty for your pool

Ensuring the safety of your pool area in Queensland is not just a matter of good practice, but a legal necessity. Complying with stringent regulations is essential for any pool owner. This section will guide you through the key aspects of Queensland’s pool fencing laws, detailing the requirements for height, gaps, gate functionality, and non-climbable zones. Understanding these regulations is the first step in ensuring your pool area is not only enjoyable but also secure and compliant. Visit QBCC for everything you need to know about pool fencing and safety regulations.

Types of Pool Fencing

Choosing the right pool fencing is crucial for safety, compliance, and the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space. This section explores the diverse fencing options available, from the elegance of glass to the practicality of aluminium and the natural charm of timber. Each type has unique benefits and limitations, which we’ll discuss in detail to help you make an informed decision that suits your pool’s style and functional needs.

Glass Pool Fencing

Glass pool fencing offers a modern and elegant solution that beautifully complements any pool design while providing an unobstructed view of your surroundings. It’s an ideal choice for those who want to maintain a visual connection between the pool and the landscape. The sleek lines and clear panels not only enhance safety but also give an illusion of more space, making them perfect for both large and small areas. Glass fencing is highly durable, resistant to weather, and easy to clean, although it may require regular maintenance to keep it looking spotless. Its transparency also allows for constant supervision, an essential aspect of pool safety.

Pros:

Aesthetically pleasing with a modern look.
Provides an unobstructed view of the pool area.

Cons:

Can be more expensive than other types.

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Aluminium Pool Fencing

Aluminium pool fencing is a popular choice due to its durability, strength, and low maintenance requirements. It stands up well to the elements, making it an ideal option for the varying weather conditions in Brisbane. Aluminium fencing comes in a variety of styles and colours, allowing it to be easily tailored to complement your home and landscape. It’s also lightweight, making installation easier and more flexible in terms of design. While it doesn’t offer the same level of transparency as glass, it provides a secure barrier that meets all safety standards, and its affordability makes it an attractive option for many homeowners.

Pros:

Low maintenance and long-lasting.
Variety of designs and colours.

Cons:

Can obstruct the view of the pool area.
May not blend well with all architectural styles.

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Timber Pool Fencing

Timber pool fencing brings a classic and natural aesthetic to your pool area, blending seamlessly with traditional and contemporary landscapes. It offers a warm, organic look that many homeowners desire. Timber is versatile and can be customized with various stains and finishes to match your personal style and the character of your home. It provides a solid barrier that ensures privacy and safety. However, timber fencing does require regular maintenance to protect it from the elements and to prevent rot or pest infestation. For those seeking a more natural look, timber is an excellent choice, adding both charm and character to your pool area.

Pros:

Can be painted or stained to match your style.
Offers a natural, warm aesthetic.

Cons:

Requires regular maintenance.
Not as durable as metal or glass options.

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Choosing the Right Hingefor Pool Fencing

The functionality and safety of your pool fence greatly depend on the type of hinge you choose. This section delves into the different hinge options, such as spring-loaded and hydraulic hinges, and their roles in ensuring your pool gate operates safely and efficiently. We’ll also discuss the importance of selecting hinges that meet safety compliance standards and offer durability against the elements.

Soft Close Hinges for Pool Fences: Enhancing Safety and Convenience

When it comes to pool fencing, the choice of hinges plays a critical role in both safety and usability. Soft close hinges have emerged as a popular and practical choice for many pool owners. This section will explore the benefits and importance of using soft close hinges in pool fencing.

Advantages of Soft Close Hinges

Soft close hinges bring a combination of safety and sophistication to your pool fencing. Here are some key benefits:

Enhanced Safety: One of the primary advantages of soft close hinges is the increased safety they offer. They ensure that the pool gate closes gently and securely, minimizing the risk of it being accidentally left open. This feature is particularly crucial in households with children, reducing the chance of unsupervised access to the pool area.
Reduced Wear and Tear: Soft close hinges operate smoothly and quietly, reducing the stress on the gate and fence structure. This gentle closing mechanism helps in extending the life of both the gate and the hinge, ensuring durability and reducing the need for frequent repairs or replacements.
Noise Reduction: They significantly reduce the noise that typically comes with closing gates. This is particularly beneficial in residential areas, where the slamming of a pool gate can be disruptive.
Ease of Use: These hinges provide a user-friendly experience. The gate can be operated with minimal effort, making it convenient for users of all ages.
Adjustability: Many soft close hinges come with adjustability features, allowing for fine-tuning of the closing speed and pressure. This ensures that the gate closes effectively every time, regardless of external factors like wind or changes in alignment over time.

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Considerations for Installing Soft Close Hinges

While soft close hinges offer numerous benefits, there are a few considerations to keep in mind during installation:

Professional Installation: It’s advisable to have these hinges installed by a professional. Correct installation is crucial for optimal performance and safety.
Compatibility: Ensure that the soft close hinges are compatible with your pool gate’s material and design. Different hinges are suited for different types and weights of gates.
Maintenance: Regular maintenance checks are important to ensure the hinges continue to function effectively. This includes checking for any signs of wear and ensuring that they are clean and free of debris.
Compliance with Standards: Make sure that the hinges, along with the entire pool fencing, comply with the relevant safety standards and regulations in your area.

Pool Fence Safety Features

Safety is paramount when it comes to pool fencing. There are a number of essential safety features that should be included in your pool fencing design. From self-latching mechanisms to lockable gates, these features are crucial in preventing accidents and enhancing the security of your pool area, ensuring peace of mind for both you and your family. Having your pool fence installed as part of your Environ Pools build ensures that your pool fence complies with all safety regulations. For more information, check out the QBCC website

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We have built a pool with Environ 2 times now.

Each time they have delivered a high quality finish in a highly professional manner. Environ and their trades were prompt and easy to deal with.

Our finished pool looks beautiful and the colour of the water is magnificent. It is where we will be spending all of this coming summer.

CLAIR

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All the tradies worked as a team effectively and responsibly. The advice and response that I received at each stage is adequate and timely.

The team communicates clearly especially the manager Mark and operational officer Jenessa.

Pool shop owner Tim is also very helpful and look forward to using their services going forward.

MARIE

 

 

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“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the excellent job you all did in regards to our pool.”

Thanks to Environ Pools, we now have a resort style pool in our very own backyard. Although your quote was not the cheapest we could find, the inclusions in the package were everything that we were looking for. By including options such as Pool Fencing, Solar Hearing and the spa bench took all the running around away from our already busy schedule.

Right from the start with our encounter with your salesman Brad Stanley, we knew that the decision on who to build our pool was going to be easy. Brad was the only salesman we met with who was not interested in pushing us into a decision on the spot. His manners, easy going nature and sense of humour were pleasant and made the whole initial encounter with Environ Pools most enjoyable.

Once all the preliminaries were complete, we also had the pleasure of meeting our supervisor Bob Sinclair. Bob is also an easy going man and really easy to talk to. Every phone call we made to Bob was handled professionally and even the silliest questions we had were answered promptly.

Every person who worked on our pool was friendly, courteous and really cared for the progression of the pool. The excavator driver was not only quick, but the accuracy in which he dug the hole was magical. The steel fixer tied the steel in l0 hours and the concreters who sculpted the cement into perfect curves. The landscapers who placed the bush rocks, Sleeper Wharf and the waterfall, were very artistic and had a really good eye for what we wanted. And the list just goes on and on…

Once again, congratulations on the excellent workmanship and the professional approach to our pool. We are extremely satisfied and have no hesitation in recommending Environ Pools to anyone who is looking at getting a pool.

We would also like to extend an invitation to Environ Pools to return to the site once we have completed landscaping to take pictures to publish on your website to show others what a truly wonderful pool you have created.

MATTHEW & JUSTINE

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“You built this for us four years ago and we still just love it.”

Just an after note on our pool. You built this for us four years ago and we still just love it. You built exactly what we wanted. We have just sold the house and will miss the pool so much.

Our new house has a fibreglass pool and as soon as we can, we want to remove it and get you to build the same one as we had. The photos we include do not do it justice. Once again was a pleasure working with you and your team.

THE MIFSUD FAMILY

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“Quite simply, you delivered on everything you promised us from the beginning.”

We would just like to take the opportunity to thank the team at Environ Pools. Quite simply, you delivered on everything you promised us from the beginning. We struggled to find a pool builder that was willing to assist us in what we could and couldn’t do from a design point of view, and that is where the difference between you guys and the competition started.

It didn’t stop there once our signature was on the contract either; the pool shell was in the ground quickly and more importantly for us, without much effort or stress on our part. We had a great team of guys working on our pool headed up by Mark, who answered our questions and promptly returned calls when we could not contact him directly. We now have a beautiful pool, which is the envy of the street with the Magna pool option, and a lot of landscaping in front of us, but that is half the fun of it, so people tell us…

We would like to say building with Environ was easy, low stress and affordable what more could we ask for; we would definitely recommend Environ to our friends in the future as we know they would not let us down. Thanks guys.

GARY & ANGELA

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“I just wanted to send an email on behalf of both Andrew and l, to say thank you to you and your team!”

From the first meeting we had with you, throughout the negotiation process, to the actual construction, we have been happy with the service and communication provided by Environ.

Our job wasn’t a simple one with access issues and “record rain” but in the end, it was quite painless and the finished product is excellent. The shape is perfect and the surface smooth, which for us was a key point with the little one’s (who for the record, won’t get out of the pool).

I have several friends who have been in the process of completing pools too and I can honestly say none of them have many good things to say about their choice of builders. We, on the other hand, cannot recommend you highly enough, and will not hesitate to in the future.

I’d like to make mention of Tony – l’m so happy we were lucky enough to have him as our supervisor. He was friendly, accommodating and an all round nice guy!

Thank you again, clearly we made the right decision to go with Environ. Hope you, your family and your team have a great Christmas.

PAULA

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“Thanks again Environ! Sorry for the ‘cheesy’ testimonial but the team made a big, stressful project much easier than we could have hoped for!”

A massive ‘Thank you’ to the whole team at Environ Pools for a very impressive result with our pool project.

We went through the exhausting and stressful process of many quotes from various pool builders but in the end, Guy from the Sales and Marketing Division made our choice simple.

Not being in the building industry ourselves, we really needed to feel like we could entrust our hard-earned money and backyard dream into the hands of a team that could get the job done within our budget and result in a product we were really happy with. Guy was always very prompt at returning calls and answering questions and guided us through the decision making process of the initial planning phases of what we actually wanted – before we even chose a builder! It was the reassurance of choice, flexibility and the promise of guaranteed workmanship from Guy that set them apart from other quotes we received.

Further guidance and options were offered by Bob and the excavation team and they were very impressive in their honest appraisals – even to the point where they showed us where and how we could save money and avoid extra expenses without compromising our overall product. Bob even improved our initial projected result by suggesting some excellent design options during the preparation phase.

Following this, all remaining construction stages were completed on time, without deviation, within budget… as planned (despite being in the busy season)!

Matt did an excellent job overseeing the whole project, remaining in direct contact at all times and completed the finishing touches to the pool resulting in a backyard transformation that exceeded expectations. Our yard even looks more spacious with the pool which really surprised us.

Thanks again Environ! Sorry for the ‘cheesy’ testimonial but the team made a big, stressful project much easier than we could have hoped for!

JEREMY & CHEREE

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“…it was a pleasure to deal with someone as honest, frank, understanding and responsive.”

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your assistance and commitment to us from the initial quote stage with Peter and the construction stage with Mark.

I found dealing with Peter from the moment he arrived at the premises to quote on the project and through to the stage we made the commitment to run with Environ Pools, it was a pleasure to deal with someone as honest, frank, understanding and responsive. I would like to mention it was Peter’s honesty, commitment and follow up that won the project for Environ Pools.

Also, Mark was excellent in his role as project organiser. He also was honest and committed in all stages. Last but not least I would like to mention the trades people that Environ have on their books are reliable with the correct attitude which should endeavour an excellent word of mouth for further projects. I would have no hesitation in recommending Environ Pools.

DAVID HARDWICK

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“We want to thank you for your great service and look forward to many years of enjoyment in our lovely pool.”

The end result is a perfect pool for our family, and even though the kids especially love it, mum and dad are not far behind.

CHARLES

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“We know we made the right choice.”

We researched pool builders extensively and decided on Environ, from plan to build and first swim, we know we made the right choice.

MIKE & GRETA

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We have built a pool with Environ 2 times now.

Each time they have delivered a high quality finish in a highly professional manner. Environ and their trades were prompt and easy to deal with.

Our finished pool looks beautiful and the colour of the water is magnificent. It is where we will be spending all of this coming summer.

CLAIR

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All the tradies worked as a team effectively and responsibly. The advice and response that I received at each stage is adequate and timely.

The team communicates clearly especially the manager Mark and operational officer Jenessa.

Pool shop owner Tim is also very helpful and look forward to using their services going forward.

MARIE

 

 

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“You built this for us four years ago and we still just love it.”

Just an after note on our pool. You built this for us four years ago and we still just love it. You built exactly what we wanted. We have just sold the house and will miss the pool so much.

Our new house has a fibreglass pool and as soon as we can, we want to remove it and get you to build the same one as we had. The photos we include do not do it justice. Once again was a pleasure working with you and your team.

THE MIFSUD FAMILY

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“We want to thank you for your great service and look forward to many years of enjoyment in our lovely pool.”

The end result is a perfect pool for our family, and even though the kids especially love it, mum and dad are not far behind.

CHARLES

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“We know we made the right choice.”

We researched pool builders extensively and decided on Environ, from plan to build and first swim, we know we made the right choice.

MIKE & GRETA

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