In order to meet local legislative requirements, your pool needs to be compliant. You will need to cover some basics to ensure that your pool is safe and can achieve pool safety certification. Take a look at these useful tips and browse through the Pacific Smoke Alarms website for more information on how we ensure your pool safety.
Pool Safety – The Basics Of What You Need To Do
When it comes to your responsibilities as a pool owner, there are a few legal requirements you will need to adhere to:
- Register your pool
If you are not sure about the status of your pool’s registration, you can check it here. Use your address in the search bar, and if you receive the notification that ‘no pools are recorded on this property’, navigate to the registration section to register your pool.
- Make sure to check that your pool barrier and/or fence complies with the law
There are important measurements and requirements to meet in terms of fencing, climbable objects, windows, doors, gates, signage, and maintenance standards. Speak to our friendly team for more information!
- Get your pool safety certificate
This certificate is specifically required for when properties are being sold or leased and can result in penalties if not obtained.
What Classifies As A Swimming Pool?
A swimming pool is defined as a structure (either below or above ground) that is used for swimming or bathing and can hold more than 300mm of water. This structure can be fixed or portable, and although the law does not apply to fishponds, a pool that has been repurposed as such must still have a compliant barrier.
Making Sure You Are Compliant
In order to ensure that your pool is compliant with legislation, you can seek the advice of a licensed pool safety inspector or have the pool inspector conduct a formal inspection with the view to getting your certification. Note that if your pool does not comply during a formal evaluation, you will receive a nonconformity notice that will compel you to take action to become compliant.
Our Pacific Smoke Alarms Team Is Here To Help
Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to assist you in getting your pool safety certification. Contact Pacific Smoke Alarms today by calling us on 1300 355 483 or using our convenient contact form.