Barrier height requirements set the minimum (no tolerance level)

1.2m barrier height is the minimum

Certifiers are reminded there is no tolerance level for the height of a swimming pool barrier – 1.2m is the absolute minimum allowed unless a specific pool is exempt.

Out-of-ground pools require a separate barrier

The Office of Local Government has issued advice on out-of-ground pool walls and the application in NSW of clause 2.5.3 of AS 1926.1 2012.

The 2012 version of this Australian Standard introduced a clause relating to out-of-ground walls being acceptable as child-resistant barriers.

This clause does NOT apply in NSW, meaning out-of-ground pools in NSW require a separate child-resistant barrier.