Check your pool fences following Cyclone Debbie

Recent severe weather events may have caused damage or unexpected movement to swimming pool fencing or barrier components. 

Any damaged fencing that allows access to a child under five should be made compliant immediately. 

Flooding and heavy rain events are very likely to have caused differential ground movements to the posts supporting your pool safety gate. This can cause your gate to not self-close or self-latch. 

A property owner should repair this work immediately or have a suitably qualified contractor make the repairs.

Your local government authority may take action against a property owner to order the rectification of fencing.

Check with your local authority about your local area enforcement policies or to obtain advice.

Read more about Pool Safety.