Why do I need a pool void cover while building in Queensland?

Many builders now require a pool void cover (also known as a pool construction cover) to be installed over all pools during the building process. This is often in conjunction with temporary pool safety fences and helps building companies meet their required OH&S requirements to keep their workers safe on-site.

It is becoming increasingly common to dig and begin pool installation as block sizes continue to shrink and sites with difficult access occur throughout South East Queensland. In these instances getting a pool in after the build process is completed would be a costly experience so home owners and builders are completing the site dig and fibreglass pool shell install or concrete pour prior to construction once the building site is cleared. After this process has been completed the cover goes on for the duration of the build and upon completion and site hand-over the cover is removed allowing for pool installation completion (coping, filtration etc.).

Once the pool has been dug and installed this creates a fall hazard that requires covering to meet safety standards. Builders are not allowed to let any trades enter or work on the property until all OH&S requirements are met. This is often a vital piece of information that home owners are not advised of until quite late in the building process. We offer next-day install services whenever possible as part of our commitment to customer service.

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