A Short Lesson about Current Pool Safety Compliance Laws in NSW
On April 29, 2016, the NSW government issued a new set of pool barrier and safety laws that require all pool owners to obtain a valid Compliance Certificate before buying, selling, or leasing their house to create a safer pool experience for all everyone, especially young children.
Why is Pool Safety and Certificate of Compliance such a big deal in NSW?
The spa and pool regulations and legislation introduced by the New South Wales state government are designed and used to assist with preventing accidental child drownings, specifically for children under 5.
You must have a pool safety certificate when selling, renting, or leasing a property with a pool.
To procure a pool safety certificate, you have to hire a (you guessed it!) Pool Safety Inspector.
At Pool Safety Solutions, we’re proud to provide excellent, professional pool safety inspections to all our customers.
The main role of licensed pool safety inspectors is to inspect pool fences and barriers to determine whether or not they comply with the pool safety standards.
After the inspection, the inspector issues either a pool safety certificate of compliance or pool safety certificate of non-compliance, depending on the state of the pool.
A certificate of non-compliance tells you how your pool doesn’t comply and what it needs to meet safety standards and regulations in NSW.
All pool safety certificates must be obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector.
Certificates are valid for three years.