Australia has swimming pool regulations and laws that state that homeowners and public swimming pool facilities need to have pool certification and have their pool registered with the relevant state governing body. Anyone not complying will be subject to penalties. This certificate of compliance will indicate compliance with current state-based pool regulations. One of the easiest ways to meet compliance requirements is to book a pool safety inspection with an accredited pool safety inspector.
Pool safety inspectors provide the necessary services to promote safety around swimming pools by conducting pool inspections and providing compliance certificates to swimming pool owners. In order to comply, they will need to check that your pool meets all the prescribed safety standards.
What A Pool Certifier Does
A pool certifiers’ job entails checking for compliance requirements. One of their jobs is to ensure that compliant pool fences surround water features that are 30cm or more in depth. These include in-ground pools, above-ground pools, portable pools and spas, indoor pools, wading pools, jacuzzis and spas.
The safety fences also need to comply with all safety requirements under Australian Standard1926 (AS 1926). The certifier will check, among other things, that the pool fence is:
- At least 1.2 m high
- Secured and well-maintained
- Has a self-closing, self-latching gate that is more than 1.5 m high from the ground and is child-resistant
The pool certifier will also check that the fence has no vertical gaps over 100 mm apart and no horizontal bars less than 900 mm apart. He will survey surrounding areas to ensure there is no access from buildings or other structures into the pool and he will also check that you have the correct signage near the pool.
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