Swimming Pool Compliance Extension

Yesterday we posted a blog informing potential vendors of the new compliance regulations in regard to swimming pools coming into effect later this month. However, today we just received news from the Swimming Pool Register stating that a 1-year extension has been granted before the new legislation comes into effect. So if you are thinking of selling or leasing your property, an additional twelve months has been provided before you need to have a pool compliance certificate before you can sell or lease your property.

From 29 April 2015, all properties with a backyard swimming pool or spa that are sold or leased will need to have a valid swimming pool compliance certificate. This additional twelve months provides property owners with more time to ensure that their swimming pool is compliant before their property is sold or leased.

To organise an inspection for your backyard swimming pool or spa, please contact your local council or accredited certifier. Once a compliance certificate has been issued it is valid for three years.

For information on the things to look out for when checking your pool, please refer to the checklist on the swimming pool register. These things include:

    • Does the gate close by itself from any position?
    • Are there objects or trees close to the pool fence that children could use to gain access into the pool area?
    • Is there a resuscitation sign displayed?

Appropriate adult supervision is always the most important thing we can do to keep children safe around backyard pools and spa pools.

If you would like any further information regarding swimming pool compliance, please don’t hesitate to contact us

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