All the resources and information to build your fence today.
As part of ARC Fence's commitment to customer service, we've supplied all the regulations, legislations and product information in once place.
Our Sturt Pool Fencing is designed and manufactured for the budget conscious, our steel Sturt panels and gates are pool safety compliant (Australian Standards AS 1926.1 for pool fencing).
The ARC range of wire fencing provides distinct and elegant styles for your home or pool. Designs are available in either a galvanised or powder-coated finish.
Installing your ARC Fence is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
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.
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
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 www.homepoolsafety.com.au
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.
Terms and Conditions: In addition to governing statutes, ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company warrants that the STRUCTURE of ARC fences, gates and panel products sold to its customers will be free from manufacturing defects. The warranty is given subject to the following limitations:
A. For Product Hot Dipped Galvanised After Manufacture: The warranty is given for a period of 5 years. The warranty does not apply if fencing is used within 1500 metres of a marine location. The warranty applies only if the maintenance procedures outlined in this brochure are adhered to. Proof of purchase will be required prior to admission of any warranty claim. Use of heavy cleaners, such as brick acids, will void the warranty. ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company may repair or replace defective products at its absolute discretion.
B. For Product Pre-Galvanised: The warranty is given for a period of 3 years. The warranty does not apply if fencing is used within 1500 metres of a marine location.
The warranty applies only if the maintenance procedures outlined in this brochure are adhered to.
Proof of purchase will be required prior to admission of any warranty claim.
Use of heavy cleaners, such as brick acids, will void the warranty. ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company may repair or replace defective products in its absolute discretion.
Powder-coated decorative finishes enhance the appearance of your ARC fence and are not covered by this warranty as their quality depends on numerous factors outside the control of ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company. This warranty only applies to products installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. In the event of a warranty enquiry, contact the place of purchase or ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company.
In order to keep your ARC Fence looking good for years to come, follow these maintenance steps:
- Weekly brushing or hosing (using a pressure nozzle fitted to your garden hose) to remove any built up dirt, cobwebs or salt deposits.
- Bi-annual wash-down with warm water and a mild detergent.
NOTE: The frequency of the maintenance steps must be increased if your fence is installed within 1500 metres of marine locations.
Made to Order
When you are ready to purchase your fence, ARC is here to help and make it easy. We understand that there any many considerations from budget, styles, materials, land leveling, and personal choice are just a few of the factors you need to consider.