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Private swimming pools can pose a significant risk of drowning, particularly for young children. The Royal Life Saving Society’s Keep Watch program promotes four key drowning prevention actions to maximise child safety:

  • Supervise
  • Restrict Access
  • Water Awareness
  • Resuscitate

State legislation also requires private swimming pools and spas to be enclosed with a security barrier to restrict access. The City is required to inspect the barrier every four years to ensure compliance.


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