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Quality is what ARC Fences prides itself on - the quality of the wire we use, the quality of the machines used to produce our products and most important, the standard we exceed and apply to the products we manufacture and distribute.

Australian Standard

The current standard for pool fencing is 1926.1-2012 Safety Barriers for Swimming Pools.

AS 1926.1-2012 specifies the requirements for: ‘the design, construction and performance of fences, gates, retaining walls, windows, door-sets and balconies intended to form a barrier (that) will restrict the access of young children (defined as under 5 years of age) to swimming pools.’

The standards aim to prevent a young child accessing the pool from under, over or through barriers/fence.

Fence Testing Methods

Fence Testing Methods

Tests conducted on our pool fences are undertaken in a NATA accredited laboratory to ensure accuracy through our NATA accredited (No.862) laboratory in Sunshine, Victoria. We apply various testing methods to ensure the safety of our pool fencing- these tests include

  • Strength and rigidity of openings (also known as the 'pull through test')
  • Strength of posts and footings.
  • Strength of fencing components
  • Closing and latching of gates

Download an example of our test report here.

We have also developed a comprehensive pool fence safety checklist to help families assess the safety of their pool fence. Click here to download the checklist.

All pool owners should also download a complete checklist on pool safety from Royal Life Saving at

NATA - The National Association of Testing Authorities

NATA - The National Association of Testing Authorities

The National Association of Testing Authorities ( NATA ) is Australia's national laboratory accreditation authority. NATA accreditation recognises and promotes facilities competent in specific types of testing, measurement, inspection and calibration.


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