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South West Pool Safety

  • South West Pool SafetyAn example of pool fencing in Victoria. Image: Acomfence Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Pool Owners Urged to Check Safety Requirements With Summer Here

With the start of summer, southwest pool owners are being reminded to check gates and fences around backyard swimming pools.

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Swim Safety Ambassador Laurie Lawrence wants owners to take care heading into the busy summer period.

"Faulty gates are the number one way children access pools, checking the gate is working properly at least once every few months is important, but especially when the weather starts to heat up again, because hot times are peak drowning time for kids", Lawrence said.