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Where to mount your CPR sign

CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a critical life-saving technique that can be used in emergencies, especially near a pool. It is essential to have a clear and visible CPR sign in the vicinity of the pool to guide anyone who may need to administer the technique. Queensland has specific guidelines for the location of CPR signs in […]

Pool & Spa Lifestyle Expo 28 – 29 May 2022

Container Pool

The Pool Spa & Lifestyle Expo is coming up in May to showcase the latest pools, spas, equipment, and outdoor living. The Brisbane Pool Safety team will attend the show this year to look at some of the new products, particularly those relating to pool safety. What I am most excited about seeing is the Shipping Container Pools stand. Shipping container […]

60 Degree Wedges

60 Degree Wedge

You may have been given a report by your pool safety inspector listing a requirement to add 60-degree wedges to your fence. Wedges are required to ensure no footholds or handholds are within the non-climbable zone. When fitted correctly, a 60-degree wedge makes the horizontal rails non-climbable. In the past, we used timber fillets to fill this gap, […]

CCTV pool safety protection.

CCTV pool safety

Have you considered additional steps you can take to keep your family safe around the pool? I recently looked at some of the cameras installed by MrSecured in the Brisbane area and was impressed with the additional layers of protection CCTV can add.  The pool safety standards focus on preventing access to the swimming pool by a […]

Learn 2 Swim Week

Between 25 September and 03 October 2021, swim schools from all around Australia and New Zealand will be offering free swimming lessons for children under 5. There is a genuine concern in New South Wales and Victoria that the current generation of children will miss out on learning 2 swim due to the Covid-19 restrictions. […]

World Drowning Prevention Day 2021

World Drowning Prevention Day

25th July 2021 is World drowning prevention day. Unfortunately, drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for people aged 1-24 years. Children under 5 are at the greatest risk. Thankfully, we have a great organisation in Surf Life Saving Queensland looking after us on the beach. At home, the pool owner is responsible for ensuring that […]

Pool Heaters

Winter has well and truly arrived in Brisbane, with the overnight temperature dropping into single digits. Now is the time that many swimming pool owners retrofit a heater to their existing setups. When adding a pool heater, you will need to consider the heater’s position in relation to the pool fence. I know of several […]

2021 Let’s Go Queensland Caravan & Camping Supershow

Caravan Park Pool

The 2021 Lets’s Go Queensland Caravan & Camping Supershow is back and running at the Brisbane Showgrounds from 02 to 07 Jun 2021. Did you know that QLD Caravan Parks are required to meet the pool safety standards and have a current swimming pool safety certificate? Pool safety certificates for share pools such as what is in […]

Sunshine Coast homeowner discovers a hidden pool.

homeowner discovers a pool hidden under the lawn.

Imaging doing some gardening in your backyard only to discover that the previous owner of the property had filled in a concrete pool. That is what a Marcoola man uncovered when he was doing some landscaping in his backyard. In this case, the swimming pool that was filled in around 2011 was likely due to the […]