Have any swimming pool owners have any thoughts on the new swimming pool fence laws being introduced in the ACT? See the ABC News article.
We have a swimming pool with windows opening into the enclosure. They are wind out windows with flyscreen. How is a child going to get through that? Are we going to be forced to put bars on our windows. That will be attractive. And why can’t a door that automatically locks on the inside be acceptable? This would be more secure than the usual sort of self latching pool gate. Why can’t the government think about the details and practicality of new laws before forcing them on us. Instead of an outright ban on doors and windows leading into the pool area, how about specifying the types of locks that have to be used instead. It will be far easier and cheaper to implement.