- What is a ‘pool’ ?
A swimming pool means an excavation, structure or vessel: (a) that is capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 300 mm and (b) that is solely or principally used, or that is designed, manufactured or adapted to be solely or principally used, for the purpose of swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity, and includes a spa pool, Therefore, in ground, above-ground, indoor, portable and other types of swimming pools and spa pools are included in these new swimming pool safety laws.
- What do you need to do ?
From the 29th April 2016, all properties with a swimming pool or spa pool that are sold must have a valid swimming pool certificate of compliance. This includes any property with a swimming pool or spa pool that is on the market for lease.
- Which pools does this apply to ?
The new laws apply to swimming pools or spa pools associated with: – Private houses, townhouses, units and other strata and community schemes, and moveable dwellings – Hotels, motels and serviced apartments – Backpackers’ accommodation – Homestay, farm stay and bed and breakfast accommodation – Other tourist and visitor accommodation (excluding camping grounds, caravan parks and eco-tourist facilities).
- What type of pool is included ?
‘Swimming pools and spa pools’ includes in ground, above-ground, indoor, portable and other types of pools and spa pools that are capable of being filled to a depth of 300mm or more of water.
- What is a swimming pool certificate of compliance ?
A swimming pool certificate of compliance certifies that the pool and pool barrier meet the safety requirements.
- How do I get a swimming pool certificate of compliance ?
Contact ACCREDITED POOL INSPECTIONS and we will arrange for one of our qualified inspectors to come to your property.
- How long does the certificate of compliance remain valid ?
A swimming pool certificate of compliance is valid for a period of 3 years from the date of its issue.