Frequently used terms
Swimming pool or pool refers to “any structure containing water to a depth greater than 300mm and used primarily for swimming, wading, paddling or the like” (as per Australian Standard 1926.1 - 2012).
It includes above-ground, below-ground, inflatable and portable pools and spas but does not include a pool or spa that is emptied after each use.
Barrier is what prevents a child from accessing a pool. It is effectively the fence and gate/s but may also include retaining walls, windows, sides of buildings and anything else that separates a pool from the remainder of the yard or house
Climbable objects are anything a child can use to gain access to a pool area. This may include, but is not limited to, indents and protrusions greater than 10mm, trees, shrubs, furniture, barbecues, retaining walls, raised garden beds, pot plants, pumps, taps, pipework, lattice, pot plants, rocks, water features, ornaments, clotheslines, trampolines, toys, play equipment…..
Non-climbable zone (NCZ) is an area near a barrier that must be free of climbable objects.
Young Child refers to a person aged between 0 and 5 years.