A pool safety certificate is needed if property is sold or leased, a newly built pool or a new fence is constructed around an existing swimming pool.
Penalty for non-compliant pools
A fine will be issued by the NSW government.
Pool compliancy Do’s
- Get professional advice from a Certified Pool Safety Inspector and have your pool inspected.
If after the inspection and your pool is non-compliant, You will be handed a non-compliance notice. The Inspector will be informing you with what needs to be compliant. You would need then to have a re-inspection within 90days from the day of the first inspection. Failure to have a re-inspection will then the inspector Submit the non-compliant report to the NSW pool council.
Will I be able to sell my property without a pool safety certificate?
Yes. Provided the ff:
Provide a copy of Notice of No Pool Certificate to the buyer and the NSW pool council. In the case that your property has a shared pool, you will also need to provide a copy of the notice to the pool woner.
Aquire a certificate of compliance within 90 days after settlement.
Will I be able to lease my property without a pool safety certificate?
You will not be able to lease your property with a non-shared pool without a Pool Safety Certificate.