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Pool Safety Laws vary depending on which state your property is located in

 

 

Information for QLD

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Inspections? Pool Safety Certificates? Buying? Selling? Renting? Annual inspections? It’s all very confusing. mypoolinspection is Australia’s only dedicated pool fence inspection company that services multiple states and has government accredited certifiers which live local to your area. Each state in Australia has different requirements regarding registering your pool, which Australian standards apply and when inspections are required.

What Our Customers Say

Thanks for the quick efficient service! The check list was very helpful to ensure we had all the boxes ticked.Mick

The Rules

The first thing you’ll want to do is to familiarise yourself with what your legal obligations are depending on your status of ownership. Click the closest to yours below to view the nitty-gritty.

HOMEOWNERS

From 30th November 2015, every pool owner must ensure their pool complies with the Pool Safety Standard.

This does not mean you need an inspection, but you must make sure the pool barrier is compliant.

For most pool owners, it is almost impossible to understand all the legislation to work out if the pool barrier complies. Most pool owners need advice from a Pool Safety Inspector.

Consider the risks of doing nothing:

Councils have the power to enter your backyard to check your pool. They may fine you, and issue enforcement notices, if your pool does not comply.

The State Government can issue fines for non-compliance (for individuals, its more than $19,000!)

if a tragedy occurs in your pool, because your fence is non-compliant, and you are sued by the family, your insurance company might not pay out.

Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

SELLERS

Are you selling your house or unit?

A Pool Safety Certificate is required at the time of Settlement. We recommend that you book an inspection as soon as a Contract of Sale is signed, to make the sale process easy…

You can opt to try to sell your property without a Pool Safety Certificate, but you need to declare to the buyer you don’t have one.

Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

 

BUYERS

Are you buying a house or unit?

The Buyer can accept the responsibility for getting the Pool Safety Certificate, and extend the time period for getting it to 90 days past settlement, but you need to agree to purchase the property without knowing what repairs or upgrades are required to make the pool fence compliant. It’s a risk, so think carefully.

Local Councils are currently issuing fines to those who “forget” to get their certificates after 90 days.

We offer a “Pre-Inspection service” where we provide a report to you regarding the pool fence compliance, before you agree to purchase the property.

Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

 

LANDLORDS

Where a property is leased to tenants, a Pool Safety Certificate is required to confirm that the pool fence complies with the new Pool Safety Standard.

A copy of the Certificate must be given to the tenant before they sign the lease.

You risk fines if you sign a lease with a new or existing tenant, without having a Pool Safety Certificate.

An existing tenant cannot sign a lease renewal without you first having a Pool Safety Certificate.

Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

 

REAL ESTATE

Are you a Sales Agent?

A Compliance Certificate is required at the time of Settlement. Advise your client to get a Certificate as soon as you list a property or when a Contract of Sale is signed, and make the sale process easy.

The Buyer can accept the responsibility for getting the Certificate, and extend the time period to 90 days past settlement, but the Seller needs to complete disclosure documentation, in the prescribed form, to provide to the Buyer and the Pool Safety Commissioner.

Are you a Property Manager?

A new tenant cannot sign a new lease and move into the property without you first having a Compliance Certificate and without you risking fines (fines of over $19,000 apply to real estate agencies).

Also, an existing tenant cannot renew a lease without you first having a Compliance Certificate.

Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

 

BODY CORPORATES

Pool Safety Laws apply to Body Corporates and Community Titles Schemes that have swimming pools.

The Queensland Government has made it necessary for you to arrange a pool safety inspection each year if:

• One of the lot owners chooses to sell a unit

• One of the lot owners enters into a rental agreement with a new or existing tenant

The lot owner may not be able to settle the sale of a unit without a Certificate of Compliance, or may not be able to rent a unit to tenants, without risking fines or penalties.

A Compliance Certificate will remain valid for 12 months for a shared pool.

Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

 

RESORTS

Pool Safety Laws apply fto Resorts, Hotels, Motels, Caravan Parks, Backpacker hostels and other Business establishments that sell room accommodation, and have swimming pools.

If you manage an accommodation business with a pool, the Queensland Government has made it necessary for you to arrange a pool fence safety inspection each year.

Without a Pool Safety Certificate you will not be able to book overnight rooms (or van sites) unless you have an exemption, without risking hefty fines (over $19,000!).

A Compliance Certificate will remain valid for 12 months.

Don’t risk losing income because you can’t book overnight accommodation – Call mypoolinspection now to arrange an inspection.

 

Our Clients

FAQ

Here are some of the most common questions we’re often asked by our customers.

What happens from 30th November 2015? Does everyone need a pool inspection?

From 30th November 2015, every pool owner must ensure their pool complies with the Pool Safety Standard.

This does not mean you need an inspection, but you must make sure the pool barrier is compliant.

For most pool owners, it is almost impossible to understand all the legislation to work out if the pool barrier complies. Most pool owners need advice from a Pool Safety Inspector.

Consider the risks of doing nothing:

Councils have the power to enter your backyard to check your pool. They may fine you, and issue enforcement notices, if your pool does not comply.

The State Government can issue fines for non-compliance (for individuals, its more than $19,000!)

if a tragedy occurs in your pool, because your fence is non-compliant, and you are sued by the family, your insurance company might not pay out. Continue Reading

Do Pool Inspectors have to have Insurance?

Yes. Pool Fence inspectors are required to have at least $1,000,000 Professional Indemnity Insurance. At mypoolinspection, we think $1,000,000 insurance cover is inadequate to help the family of a tragic child drowning. mypoolinspection has $10,000,000 Professional Indemnity Insurance. We also have $20,000,000 Public Liability Cover. Ask your Pool fence inspector how much cover he/she has. Continue Reading

There are lots of prices being quoted for pool fence inspections by different businesses. How do I choose?

As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Lack of service, insufficient insurance, no return phone calls, no free advice… all of these complaints are hallmarks of a lesser inspector. 

mypoolinspection has fully disclosed pricing on our website, and we offer free benefits to help you pass your first inspection.

Our tip…..ask to see a sample report before you buy.

Do Pool Safety Inspectors carry out minor repairs too?


A Pool Safety Inspector offering a cheap inspection fee needs to make money somewhere.

Its a conflict of interest for a Pool Inspector to I’ll need to install a new gate before I can Certify this pool fence, and then charge you an outrageous cost to do so.

Mypoolinspection does not do minor repairs, but we will arrange quotes for you, from independent repairers, obligation-free. Our inspectors don’t receive any payment if a repairers quote is approved.

More FAQs

Facts & Figures

How do you know we deliver the very best in security, reliability and price? The figures speak for themselves!

Public Liability Insurance

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Business clients

Checklists

We want your pool fence to pass its first inspection, so that you don’t have to pay reinspection fees. Use our free DIY checklists to prepare your pool fence before our inspector arrives.

Outdoor Pool

For those with an Outdoor Pool, print out or save this PDF to your smartphone and take it with you while you carry out your own preliminary inspection.

Download PDF  

Once done, book your pool inspection with mypoolinspection.com

Outdoor Spa

For those with an Outdoor Spa, print out or save this PDF to your smartphone and take it with you while you carry out your own preliminary inspection.

Download PDF  

Once done, book your pool inspection with mypoolinspection.com

Portable / Inflatable Spa

For those with a Portable/Inflatable Spa, print out or save this PDF to your smartphone and take it with you while you carry out your own preliminary inspection.

Download PDF  

Once done, book your pool inspection with mypoolinspection.com

Indoor Pool / Indoor Spa

For those with an Indoor Pool/Indoor Spa, print out or save this PDF to your smartphone and take it with you while you carry out your own preliminary inspection.

Download PDF  

Once done, book your pool inspection with mypoolinspection.com

Still not sure if your pool complies?

Email us your photos for free telephone advice

All you need to do is to take a look at your pool fence (with or without the checklist). Then, take some snaps on your smart phone or digital camera and email them to us with a short description of the problem (e.g. can this pot plant be next to the fence?). We ring you and confirm what you should do.

85% of pool owners who pro-actively use our free service save money by avoiding reinspection fees
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Prices

With our extremely competitive pricing and our commitment to getting you passed first time, every time, we believe we offer the very best in value for our customers. We’re fast and affordable.

Non-shared PoolPrice
Pool Fence Safety Inspection for Residential Sized Pool, including 1 or 2 gates$175.00
Renewal of Form 23 for Residential Sized Pool, Including 1 or 2 gates$165.00
Compliance Certificate (State Government Fee)$36.80
Supply of Compliant CPR Sign$35.00
Subsequent inspection (if fence non-compliant on initial/previous inspection)$120.00

(All prices exclude GST)  

 

 

 

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Book your inspection now using the form at the bottom of this page and receive this CPR sign completely free of charge.

Service Areas

We currently have a very comprehensive service coverage for both New South Wales and Queensland, with other states soon to be added. If you live outside of NSW & QLD, make sure you keep an eye on this page as the additional states will be added soon! Alternatively, get notified by email when new states are added.

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