Pool Safety Inspections
Is your pool compliant?
Each state and territory in Australia has laws governing pool safety that all pool owners and operators must comply with. Don’t risk fines of up to $82,000 or $750 on-the-spot fines - Book your Pool Safety Inspection today!
As a pool owner you will be required to gain a Queensland Pool Safety Certificate when a property lease is renewed or the property is sold. Click here for a full list of critical timelines for different property types.
Who is responsible?
Responsibility is defined to ownership of the swimming pool and spa. The pool owner is generally the owner of the land. The owner of the property is responsible for ensuring their pool fence is compliant
What are some of the legislation changes?
- 12 different pool safety standards and over 100 local government laws have been simplified into one standard making it easier for Queenslanders to understand their responsibility
- Pool Owners are required to provide pool safety certificates at the time of sale or lease
- Fence portable pools at are 300mm or more deep
- A five year phase out of child-resistant doors used as pool barriers for existing pools (self-closing and self latching doors), unless the property is sold or leased first
- Wider application of pool safety laws to include indoor pools and pools associated with hotels, motels, caretaker residences, caravan parks, backpackers, hostels, mobile home parks and homestays
- A sale and lease compliance system requiring pool safety certificates to be obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector (pool safety certificates are valid for one year for a shared pool and two years for a non shared pool)
How can PoolWerx assist?
PoolWerx are your authority on pool compliance and rectification issues and we are licensed to conduct Pool Safety Inspections.