If you want to save space on your property, positioning your pool near your boundary line can help with that. Many people use their boundary fence as the pool fence in this instance.

Since 1991, the Australian Government has set regulations for pool fences. So, can you use your boundary fence as a fence for your swimming pool? It’s possible, but with some conditions; contact The Pool Co. to find out more.

Open Backyard

You have a fence around the perimeter of your pool that sections off a whole chunk of your backyard. However, when you have a pool near your boundary fence, you will only require a pool barrier on three sides of the pool. Or two sides if you put your pool in the corner of the yard. This way, your backyard will feel less closed off and make it seem like you have more space.

Style Options

Having a swimming pool at your property boundary won’t limit your options on the type of swimming pool you can have. You can even install a round or lagoon-style pool. If you do this, you must ensure that the distance from the point closest to the boundary fence meets the local requirements. So, go ahead and get a lap pool, spa, or any other type of pool you like!


Many people with a boundary pool go for the fencing option of a glass fence. This way, you don’t have an opaque fence blocking off the view of your backyard. By installing glass instead, everyone will be able to admire your new beautiful swimming pool.

Note that different councils have different requirements for backyard pool fences. You should check with your local council for specific details. Generally, any pool must be at least 1 metre from the boundary pool barriers. Fencing swimming pools must be at least 1.2 metres high, including if you are using the boundary fence. Also, your fence must be made from durable materials such as glass, timber, or steel.

One of the great things about using the boundary pool barrier is saving money on your fencing. You will only need to build two or three sides of the fence instead of all four. Due to this cost-saving, maybe you can afford to spend more on the materials to construct a more durable fence.

As premier Northern Beaches pool builders, The Pool Co specializes in crafting your perfect concrete or fibreglass lap pool, whether standard shape or fully customized design. Our expert pool builders will guide you through the entire pool project from initial concept drawings to completion, assisting with design visualization, different pool shapes and sizes to maximize your backyard space, incorporating water features, and managing the concrete pool building or fibreglass pool installation process.

With decades of experience constructing modern pools to suit each property, lifestyle and budget, we can create your ideal pool paradise. The Pool Co oversees every aspect of your new pool build, keeping you informed and satisfied from the initial quote to the final handover of a beautiful concrete or fibreglass pool tailored exactly to your vision. Contact us today to start planning your dream backyard pool oasis.

If you want advice on building a pool along your boundary fence, get in touch with The Pool Co. now. We have plenty of expertise on the requirements for pool fences in your area.

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