Pools are a great investment as they can increase the value of your property and can also provide lots of fun times for you and your loved ones. However, they also pose a huge safety risk, especially when not properly managed. It is in your best interest to stop any mishaps from occurring by implementing preventative measures.
Every pool owner on the Gold Coast should comply with current pool safety standards.The pool safety standards cover such things as the height and strength of barriers, mandatory non-climbable zones, gates and their latching requirements and preventing direct access from a building into a pool area. Penalties can be imposed on any pool owner who doesn’t adhere to any of these standards. A fine of $2,200 can be given to pool owners who do not comply. If your pool isn’t registered and you are found to be non-compliant, a penalty of $5,000 will apply.
To prove that you meet all the requirements and to put your mind at rest a pool safety certificate of compliance should be obtained from a licensed pool inspector. This is particularly the case for those who are selling or leasing a property with a pool. See below for reasons why.
Swimming Pool Fencing Compliance And Safety Requirements For Selling and Leasing
𑁦 You can sell a property without a compliance certificate but as the owner you must ensure your pool is compliant at all times. If selling with a certificate you must give a copy to the buyer. If not selling with a certificate, you must give the buyer a form 36 notice of no pool safety certificate prior to settlement and the buyer must obtain a compliance certificate within 90 days of settlement. This may deter some people from buying your home.
𑁦 If leasing your home a pool compliance must be obtained prior to entering into the accommodation agreement.
So if you want to ensure that your pool is safe for your family or if you are thinking of selling or leasing your property call us at Pacific Smoke Alarms on the Gold Coast for your pool safety inspection and certification. Get in touch today!