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As Christmas approaches, many of our members will be working hard to finish landscapes surrounding pools to prepare their clients for a hot summer.

Our friends at the Swimming Pool & Spa Association have provided us with the following diagrams to remind MLSA members of the Australian Standards for pool fencing, and in particular the Non-Climbable Zones (NCZ).

Excerpt from the SPASA website:

Australian Standard AS 1926.1- 2012 stipulates that a fence must have a Non Climbable Zone (NCZ) of 900mm on the outside of the pool fence all the way around.

NOTE: Trim trees or shrubs near the pool fence and other objects such as BBQ, pot plants, toys, ladders and chairs should not encroach within the NCZ area.
For the full article on pool fencing laws, click here.

Please take time to review the measurements and angles depicted. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the regulations, you may contact Suzie Kent, SPASA Communications Manager, at or phone 1300 021 482.

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