Shoalhaven City Council reminds members of the community to make sure their backyard pool or spa is safe ahead of summer.
Council, this month, launched a public awareness campaign to promote the many ways the community can make their pool or spa safe, including meeting mandatory compliance requirements.
Case studies show a child can drown in seconds and according to Shoalhaven City Council drowning continues to be one of the leading causes of accidental death for Australian children under five years of age.
Many drowning occur in swimming pools, due to faulty or non-compliant swimming pool barriers, according to council
"Any pool capable of being filled with water greater than 300mm in depth must have permanent child-resistant fencing," is the advice from council.
"However, children should still be actively supervised during use of the swimming pool," the advice from council added.
NSW Law requires that child-resistant barriers are required for permanent pools and for more information on Council's website on Swimming Pools & Spas or call Council on 1300 293 111.
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