Pool Safety – swimming pools should be fun. However, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Queensland for children under the age of five years old. supervising
young children, teaching them to swim and having pool fencing can save lives.
Make sure your pool barrier complies
It is important as a pool owner that you check your pool fence or barrier regularly. There are strict laws about fence height, gate latches and other necessary inclusions. If you are unsure of whether any areas of your pool barrier needs attention, we recommend you talk to a pool safety inspector.
Pool safety register
All residential pools in Queensland must be registered on the QBCC pool safety register. Failure to do so could result in a fine. You can check to see if your pool is already registered, or register online.
Pool safety certificate
You may be confused about changes to Pool Safety Regulations. People are asking the question, do you have to have a pool safety certificate by 30 November 2015. The answer is that all Queensland residential pools must comply with the standard, but you do not need a pool safety certificate unless selling or leasing your property. The pool safety certificate certifies that your pool barrier complies with the pool safety standard.
For further information on what you need to do for pool safety – please refer to QBCC Pool Safety Information.
McGowan Building Services Pty Ltd, T/As McGowan Homes, QBCC Lic #1200135.