Pool Safety Inspections

Our licensed Pool Safety Inspector can carry out a complete pool safety inspection, provide the state-issued compliance certificate if everything is in line with the Standards (the current fee for the Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate at cost from the state government is $41.05 gst-free), or provide you with a report listing any items that need repair.

We can also provide quotes for fixing any problems if necessary, giving you the peace of mind that everything will be rectified and made compliant in a timely manner by trade-qualified professionals.

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QLD Pool Laws

Queensland’s pool laws have been revised with new regulations and guidelines that you must follow. The new laws ensure our children are kept safe, and are strictly enforced.

If you are purchasing a property with a pool that doesn’t have a current Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23), you will need to obtain one within 90 days of settlement. If you are leasing, the Certificate must be provided before entering into the accommodation agreement. Certificates for non-shared pools are valid for 2 years, and Certificates for shared pools are valid for 1 year.

Quotes to fix any problem identified

If our Pool Safety Inspector has identified any non-compliancy defects, we can provide quotes for repairs to the pool gates and fences, plus we can provide new CPR signage which must be displayed inside the pool area.

Learn more about the legal requirements of pool fence height, gate latches and other necessary inclusions, with this easy-to-use interactive pool compliance checklist.

What's Included
What's Not Included

Our Pool Safety Compliance Reports Include:

Details  if pool fencing is meeting legal requirements

Review of climbable objects and barriers around the pool

Details if pool barrier gate and latches are meeting legal requirements

Review of potential surrounding door and window access

Report on the quality, and any requirements, of the pool signage

If you own or manage a pool, you have a duty of care to ensure it's kept maintained to the Queensland Safety standard.

This easy-to-use Pool Safety Checklist shows the basic items that you can check yourself to ensure that your swimming pool area is compliant to the Queensland Pool Safety regulations.

What is NOT included in a standard Pool Safety Inspection

Examination and/or testing of the pool pump and filter, or any electrical component attached to, or around the pool area, is not part of the Pool Safety Inspection and should be undertaken by a qualified electrician if it's required. If in doubt, give us a call to clarify and we'll be happy to advise or recommend a suitable tradesman.

The condition of the water in the swimming pool, or whether the pool is full or empty, is not part of the pool safety inspection under the Queensland regulations. We can recommend local Pool Maintenance specialists who are qualified to report on and adjust the balance of the water and check that the pump and timer are working correctly. 

Building approval – including sewerage and water supply approval and structural stability. The original plans and specifications would have been lodged with your local government, a private certifier and the relevant statutory authorities when the pool was constructed.

Mandatory follow-up inspections by the building certifier are required to be undertaken if the final inspection has not been done. The follow-up inspection must be at 6 months for new pools or 2 years if the building approval was for a new house and pool.

QLD Pool Laws

Queensland’s pool laws have been revised with new regulations and guidelines that you must follow. The new laws ensure our children are kept safe, and are strictly enforced.

If you are purchasing a property with a pool that doesn’t have a current Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23), you will need to obtain one within 90 days of settlement. If you are leasing, the Certificate must be provided before entering into the accommodation agreement. Certificates for non-shared pools are valid for 2 years, and Certificates for shared pools are valid for 1 year.

Quotes to fix any problem identified

If our Pool Safety Inspector has identified any non-compliancy defects, we can provide quotes for repairs to the pool gates and fences, plus we can provide new CPR signage which must be displayed inside the pool area.

Learn more about the legal requirements of pool fence height, gate latches and other necessary inclusions, with this easy-to-use interactive pool compliance checklist.

Our Other Services

Building & Pest Inspections

All Building Inspections pre-purchase building reports are clear and comprehensive, providing you with the knowledge and confidence to make the right decision on a property purchase. 

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New Build Inspections

What you think you’ll be getting for your money may be different from what your builder plans to deliver for the agreed price.
Stage Inspections throughout the building process will help you avoid any complications before it’s too late to deal with them effectively.

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Asbestos Audits

Our local building inspector has a thorough knowledge of asbestos and we comply with all applicable legislation relating to asbestos relevant to QLD and with the Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace.

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