At Pacific Smoke Alarms, we provide value-added services in the form of a pool safety certificate for the Gold Coast. If you want to know more about what that entails, we have a number of resources on our website and have included some important information here:
Do You Need A Pool Safety Certificate?
According to Queensland pool safety laws provided by the Department of Housing and Public Works, “the following actions can be taken to improve the safety of your pool:
- replace, tighten or adjust the hinges on your gates to make the gate self-close
- make sure the pool safety barrier height is 1200 millimetres from bottom to top
- shield or remove climbable objects within 900 millimetres of the pool safety barrier
- trim back any branches that a child could use to climb over the pool safety barrier
- install permanently fixed security screens on windows that open into the pool enclosure
These actions form part of proper maintenance and pool safety and can be verified by a nominated professional inspector. So who exactly is required to have a pool safety certificate?
According to the law, pool safety certificates will be required when selling, buying or leasing a property with a pool. Both new and existing pools must be upgraded to comply with the latest safety standards. All regulated pools in Queensland must be registered on the pool safety register. While your property can technically be sold without this certificate, it does involve additional documentation in order for the sale to be completed.
Schedule Your Pool Inspection Today
At Pacific Smoke Alarms, we are able to provide you with the necessary pool safety overview that allows you to address any potential pool safety issues. If your inspection is successful, we will provide you with a pool safety certificate on the Gold Coast that proves that your pool adheres to the necessary safety requirements.