With approximately 30 plus children a year being impacted by backyard swimming pool accidents, causing drowning or injury, it is time governments stood up and delivered severe penalties and awareness for non-compliant pool owners, barrier installers and barrier manufacturers.

One of the most significant problems we see here in Australia is that the rules and Australian Standards around pool fencing (barriers) differ somewhat between each state and territory, which makes educating people and kids about the dangers difficult, frustrating and utterly confusing. The solution is simple: have standard laws…