Minimum Boundary Barrier height for AS1926.1-2012

Is your Boundary fencing constructed to the minimum height ?

Minimum Boundary Barrier height for AS1926.1-2012

Do you have a boundary fence forming a part of your pool enclosure?

Most pool owners do.

A minimum height for a boundary fence is 1800mm.

The height is measured from poolside.

Why do so many fences barely reach this height.?

A height that is less than 1800mm is not high enough.



In these images you can see that boundary fence height was either never tall enough,

or a garden bed or deck has been installed at the base of the fence.

We recommend to construct to a height that exceeds 1800mm where possible.  


Height is measured from the base of the fencing

1710mm is too low











Height from Paving

Height is less than 1800mm










Height from garden bed

Height is less than 1800mm











Height from low wall

Height less than 1800mm












Height from decking

Height less than 1800mm











For personalised on site advice reach out to our Pool Compliance Inspector at Pool Certify.   We do not recommend making changes to your pool enclosure without prior assistance from an Accredited Certifier.  

The information provided in this article is for general informational purposes only. While we strive to offer accurate and up-to-date content, it is not intended to replace professional advice. The publisher of this article cannot be held liable for the creation of any new non-compliances, a failure to comply issued by this or any other inspector,  that may have resulted after reading and acting on the general information contained herein, or any damages, injuries, or losses that may result from the application of the information provided where the pool owner has not sought appropriate professional on-site advice prior to taking action.

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