We came across this Construction Checklist for Pool Building earlier this year, focusing on installation and construction regulation in Victoria.

You can check it out below… But there’s something we’d like to add! 

Swimming Pools & Spas – A Checklist On What You Need To Know


If you’re installing Timber Decking around a pool you should consider using Stainless Steel Timber Connectors if you want to get maximum life and performance out of your deck!

In particular if your pool is a salt water pool, and even if it isn’t – we’ve seen lots of instances where there has been premature corrosion of galvanised timber connecting brackets.  The excess water and dampness in the decking, resulting from close proximity to the pool and the splashing that results; results in premature corrosion of the galvanising.

As you can see in the image here, the structural integrity of the decking is affected which could even result in deck collapse and potential for injury.

You can see our range of Stainless Steel Timber Connectors here.

Mandatory and recommended usage of stainless steel timber connectors varies in different states and areas. Each area has a different classification depending on the type of salt water in the proximity (eg surf, exposed, calm). Therefore, it is advisable to always check with your local building authorities. Wind borne salt spray from surf sea areas can reach inland between 3-6kms.  Stainless Steel brackets are also in demand as stainless steel ensures durability and prevents corrosion of metal brackets from other environmental factors in the harsh Australian climate.

VUETRADE COASTAL 316 SS stainless steel brackets should always be used with Stainless Steel fixings.

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