One of the most common non-compliances with older pool enclosures relates to the Garden Shed.
- Is the Shed positioned to form a part of the pool barrier.
- If so, how is access gained into the Shed?
- If so, does the Shed meet the requirements to act as a barrier?
- Is the Shed fully outside the pool enclosure.
- If so, is it outside the Non Climbable Zones of the pool barrier?
- If not, can it be moved?
- Is the Shed fully within the pool enclosure.
- If so, what is the Shed used for? What is inside it?
- If within the enclosure, is the Shed situated in a Non Climbable Zone?
- If so, is the Shed itself a scalable object or can it form a part of the barrier?
- If so, is the Shed constructed to the correct height to form a part of the barrier?
- Does the Shed house the pool filtration equipment and nothing else
- If so, is the Shed constructed to the correct height?
- If so, is the Shed itself a scalable object?
- If so, can the Shed be altered or changed to make it compliant?
The outcome for each of these Sheds was a failure to comply. Household objects cannot be stored in a Shed that is only accessible from within the pool enclosure. Facilities such as shower, hand-basin and toilet are a part of the Residence, resulting in inadequate separation of the Residence from the pool. Other Sheds were either too low, scalable or in a Non-Climbable Zone.