Pool inspections

Pool fence safety inspections

On the 1st December 2009, the Queensland government introduced strict new swimming pool safety inspection laws.

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Prevent accidents & drownings!

These new laws were brought in to reduce the incidents of serious injuries and drowning of young children in Queensland swimming pools.

These laws also require that all swimming pools are to be registered. The pool register is managed by the state government and you can perform an online check.  See below for more information on the pool register.

All properties must comply with the new pool safety laws within five years of them being introduced, unless they are sold or leased first. Regardless of whether a pool safety certificate is required or not all pool owners in the Coomera area and in Queensland must ensure their pool complies with the current pool safety standard by 30th November 2015.

If the seller of the property does not provide you with a pool safety certificate, then they need to notify you of this before you enter into a contract of sale and before the settlement of the property.

This is done by serving a Notice of no pool safety certificate (Form 36).

If you are purchasing a property  and a current pool safety certificate was NOT provided by the property owner/s,  then you will need to obtain your own pool safety certificate within 90 days of settlement if you proceed with the purchase of the property. Pool safety Certificates are valid for two years for a home (non-shared) pool, and one year for a shared pool.

When do you book your pool safety inspection ?

If you are purchasing a property with a swimming pool, you should arrange for your pre-purchase building and pest inspections to be undertaken first, before you book in your pool safety inspection.

Do not have your pools safety inspection undertaken at the same time as your pre-purchase inspections.

Why, if your building and pest inspections are not satisfactory and you decide to pull out of your contract then you have not wasted money for a pool safety inspection that you do not need.

If you are purchasing a property and it has a swimming pool, we recommend that you undertake your own and independent, pool safety inspection by a licenced and experienced pool safety inspector.

We do not provide pool safety inspections. However, our building inspector Peter, is licensed to undertake pool safety inspections. He can identify if swimming pools are non compliant for you during our pre-purchase building inspections. He can then make recommendations regarding this in your reports. You can then negotiate to have pool made compliant or the costs to do this can be negotiated before settlement.

Pool safety laws facts and information

Plenty of information readily available regarding the pool safety laws on the Queensland Government website.

  • Swimming pool register
  • Swimming pool inspectors register
  • Overview of pool safety laws
Visit the Queensland Government pool safety website for further information

 

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