Having an in date Pool Safety Certificate is a legal obligation every homeowner with a pool must abide by. Due to the high risk of; and prevalence of drowning incidents of children at homes, the utmost needs to be done to put precautionary and preventative measures in place. This is why a specialised process is in place to carefully monitors pools. If you’ve recently installed a pool at your home or have recently purchased a new home that has a pool, you must have all the necessary safety features installed, so you clear the safety inspection and keep your family safe. If you’re unsure about the procedure or how to prepare for an inspection to obtain a pool safety certificate, read more below.
What You Need To Do To Pass Your Pool Inspection
If you’re preparing for an inspection, here are a few key things to have in place:
- Ensure that any doors, gates or other means of access to the pool are always closed when the pool is not in use. There should be no direct access points to the pool without a barrier.
- Surround your pool with a complete barrier such as a fence or wall, with no spaces small enough for a child to get through or areas a child could use as a step to scale the fence.
- Put up a CPR warning sign in the pool area to provide emergency guidance in case of an incident.
- Frequently check on the condition of your fences and barriers – if you find damaged sections that may compromise the safety, get it fixed or replaced.
What Safety Certification Inspectors Check For
A professional pool safety inspector will check through a list of safety guidelines specified by the legislature’s terms. This includes checking the pool’s construction, ensuring there are fences around the pool, checking for objects or other items that can act as ladders and other assisting means to enter the pool area.
Pacific Smoke Alarms will typically have the Pool Safety Certificate, or the Non Conformity Report emailed to you within 24hrs. As the inspection is a thorough process that provides detailed feedback on your pool’s safety, this process should not be rushed. If your pool area is deemed to be compliant, you will be issued a pool safety certificate. If it is not, you will be issued a Non Conformity Report which will identify details about where safety concerns lie, and you will have a limited timeframe to correct these issues and go through a follow-up inspection. If you currently need the issuing of a pool safety certificate, Gold Coast customers know and trust Pacific Smoke Alarms for professional and friendly service. Contact us for more information.