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    How to ensure a safe swimming season

    Published on 22 October 2015, Thursday, 4:03 AM

    With summer just around the corner and people shaking the spider webs off their swimsuits, there's no better time to start looking at water safety. Protecting your family and friends with a secure and attractive fence around your pool is a responsible addition your list of summer landscaping ideas, but that doesn't mean it has to be difficult.

    Anyone living with a swimming pool needs to maintain strict supervision of children around pools and spas at all times, according to Jarrod Edwards of the Victorian Building Authority. 

    "It is therefore vital that tenants, landlords and real estate and letting agents, as well as owner-occupiers, are aware of the importance of ensuring pool and spa fencing is compliant, secure and maintained," he says. 

    So how do you ensure your planned fencing solution is up to snuff?

    Depth equals strength

    Most tradespeople or DIY guides will stress the importance of anchoring your fence posts at a depth of around 600mm, ensuring there's no wiggle room. Kennards has a range of post hole borers on offer for whatever scale of project you're looking at, as well as concrete mixers for when you're ready to lock everything down. 

    Smart installation options

    Your materials options will likely vary depending on your existing landscaping or decor, but whether your dream fence is wooden, stone or steel, Kennards has the tools you need.

    For the more organic feel of wood, Kennards has every kind of saw you might fancy and a variety of nail guns to meet your fastening needs. However, if you're in the mood for the clean, smooth lines of metal, then don't worry - we have you covered with angle grinders and welders too.

    Before ripping off the pool cover and slapping on that swimsuit, be sure to talk to our experts at Kennards Hire, your best source of advice for ensuring your family stays safe over summer. 

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.