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Secure Your Pool Fencing With NL Contractors

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 6:40PM
By Beckie Wright
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Pool fencing needs to comply with specific regulations or heavy penalties can be imposed on pool owners for failing to comply, and it is not only the design of the fence that is regulated, it is also the structural integrity status of the overall construction. If a pool fence is not set strongly in the ground or panels are too flexible, there is a high likelihood that it will not pass inspection. NL Contractors know the rules and regulations and their pool fences will always pass inspection.

New pool safety legislation came into effect on the 1st of January this year, and NL Contractors are right up to date on all the new rules surrounding this act. The Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 repealed the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and inserted provisions relating to residential pools in the Building Act 2004.

Key changes include legislation that states residential swimming pools must be inspected every three years, safety covers will be able to be used as barriers for spa pools and hot tubs, and territorial authorities will have better tools to enforce pool barrier requirements, including notices to fix and infringement notices.

It is the responsibility of homeowners to ensure fences are installed and maintained to the requirements of the Building Pools Amendment Act of 2016 . If a new fence is to be installed, a building consent must be obtained, and pool fences and gates must comply with Council regulations, and the friendly team at NL Contractors can supply and install a pool fence that will not only satisfy the inspectors it will look good and last a lifetime.

NL Contractors offer you a comprehensive range of fencing, gates, boardwalks, bridges, retaining walls and related services all in a one stop call. Having more than forty years of experience in the fencing and civil contracting industry, business owner Nick Liefting is a recognised fencing instructor and has ensured his own team are the best they can be at their given tasks. NL Contractors provide a fast, reliable service resulting in a quality product at an economical cost, so for more information, please go to http://www.nlcontractors.co.nz .