Pool InspectionsAs of the 1st of December 2010 Pool safety certificates have been required when selling or leasing a property with a pool/spa.
Pool Safety Inspections / Fraser Coast Pool Inspections
As of the 1st of December 2010 Pool safety certificates have been required when selling or leasing a property with a pool/spa. Only a Qualified Pool Safety Inspector can issue these certificates and enter the details to the Pool Safety Register.
Contact Fraser Coast Carpet & Pest for your free pre inspection checklist to ensure your pool passes with flying colours the first time.
My pool is registered. Failing to register your pool can result in an on-the-spot fi ne of $235.60 or a maximum penalty of up to $2356 if a complaint is made to your local government or the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (the QBCC). To register your pool call the QBCC on 139 333 or visit www.qbcc.qld.gov.au.
I have a pool fence restricting access from my house to my pool. The outside of my pool fence is at least 1.2 metres high all the way around. The bottom of my pool fence is no more than 100 millimetres off the ground all the way around. All vertical or near-vertical fence uprights are no more than 100 millimetres apart. All horizontal or near horizontal fence rails are at least 900 millimetres apart. My pool fence is well maintained—there are no holes or broken posts or rails. There are no climbable objects near the fence that would allow a child to climb into the pool area such as BBQs, trees, rocks, shrubs and furniture. A compliant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign is prominently displayed in the pool area.
My pool gate closes by itself from any open position. My pool gate latches by itself when it closes. I never prop open or tie back my pool gate or otherwise obstruct it from automatically closing. I have a latch release which is at least 1.5 metres above the ground and 1.4 metres above the highest lower fence rail, or shielded so a child cannot open the gate.
Building a new pool
I have a building approval for the swimming pool and fencing. I have a sign warning people that I have a pool under construction and it is clearly visible from the road at the front of my property. I have obtained certification for the fence (temporary or permanent) around my new pool prior to filling it with water. I have obtained a final inspection of the swimming pool and permanent fence.
Check any windows that could allow a child to go from your house directly to the pool area.
My windows do not open wider than 100 millimetres or my windows are suitably screened to prevent access to the pool area.
There is no direct access through a door from the house to the pool area loses. My pool gate opens outwards, away from the pool. I never prop open or tie back my pool gate or otherwise obstruct it from automatically closing.
Contact Fraser Coast Carpet & Pest, we will give you site advice and help you resolve your nonconforming items by giving expert advice and easy to read reports with large photos of the nonconforming items. Remember as of 1 December 2010 anyone selling, leasing, Community Title Schemes will need a valid certificate of compliance. You are required to have a pool barrier if you have an inground, above ground, indoor, outdoor, and other portable pools capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300mm or more.