POOL SAFETY INSPECTION
Queensland's pool laws have been revised with new regulations and guidelines that you must follow if you manage or own a pool. 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 your property the Certificate must be provided before entering into the accommodation agreement. Certificates for non-shared pools are valid for 2 years from date of issue, and Certificates for shared pools are valid for 1 year.
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.
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 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. Just give us a call for a chat!
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.
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.
Pool Safety Inspections in Cairns
- If you need a pool safety certificate in Queensland, you must engage a licensed pool safety inspector to arrange an inspection. You can check whether an Inspector is licensed or not by clicking here.
- Quotes to fix problems identified in the inspection: 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.
- Contact us today to book your Pool Safety Inspection.