Summer is around the corner and many Australians will be getting ready to make full use of their swimming pool. Growing up I was lucky enough to have a swimming pool in my backyard and was swimming it as soon as the weather warmed up.
Now I am a father of two young kids, I love that my kids have fun in the pool but I am fully aware of the dangers even though both my kids can swim. Unfortunately, we are still seeing children drown in backyard pools with kids under the age of five most at risk.
These tragic deaths are preventable and have lead to the regulations around swimming pool safety being recently changed.
These regulations are governed at a state level and being Australia all states have slightly different regulations. Queensland is leading the way and if we follow their regulations you will be well covered.
If you would like to read Queensland’s pool safety regulations see the below link.