View Full Version : Fishpond Regulations

25-06-2009, 12:03 PM
Does anyone know the exact regulations with regard to keeping a fishpond safe. Just wondered whether anyone had one and what you did.


25-06-2009, 12:13 PM
You need a fixed lid which cannot be removed by children, but it needs to be strong enough to hold the weight of an adult on top :eek: i.e. not just a net.

25-06-2009, 12:16 PM
Thank you so much. THe one at the nursery had a gated area around it but no net. I didn't know you could get a lid. But I guess that affects what goes in the pond as well?

25-06-2009, 12:18 PM
If it is gated and the children cannot get to it (gate must be locked and fence high enough for small children not to climb over) then that's okay as they don't have access. As for a lid you would have to make one depending on size of pond etc.

Personally I don't like them with children and I know parents who have been put off by them too. We go down to local duck pond with fishing nets etc

25-06-2009, 01:12 PM
I was told a fence around mine would be ok, high enough so no little ones could climb over. (mine is raised you see) We are going to be getting rid of ours in the coming months - hopefully if hubby can pull his finger out.