Pool Safety Inspection Service in Brisbane
Don’t let accidents happen to you or anyone on your property.
Drowning happens too often in Australia. As a pool owner, help prevent it by making sure your swimming pool is safe and compliant with the updated pool laws in Queensland.
What is a pool safety certificate and why do I need one?
A pool safety certificate confirms that your pool complies with the current pool safety laws and standards.
Whether you are selling, leasing or living in your property, it is a legal requirement to have pool safety inspection conducted by a licensed pool inspector to get your certificate.
As of 1 December 2010, all properties in Queensland are required to have a valid pool safety certificate.
Brisbane Pool Certifiers
iCertified provide affordable pool inspections within the Brisbane Region. We'll come to your property at a time that suits you and perform a comprehensive inspection.
With fast turnaround times on reports (within 24 hours), we're the recommended swimming pool safety inspectors in the Brisbane area.
Following a successful inspection, your certificate of compliance will be valid immediately.
Our Pool Safety Inspections include:
- Clear and accurate reporting
- Certificate lodged with government within 24 hours
- Large photos of any nonconforming items in the reports
- Reports returned to client within 24 hours
- Reminder letters sent a month before pool safety certificate is set to expire
Before your pool inspection
Many pool safety inspections fail due to items that are not compliant with Government Requirements - Don’t let this happen to you!
Our inspectors use the QLD Government’s pool safety standards so be sure to educate yourself on the current pool safety legislation and the inspection process.
New Pool Safety Laws (2015)
As of 30th of November 2015, every pool owner in Queensland must comply with these updated pool safety regulations.
If you have a pool on your property, these pool safety laws still apply whether you are selling or leasing the property.
Pool fences, gates and compliant pool barriers
It's not only the pool that has to be certified, a compliant pool safety barrier or fence must be in place and well-maintained at all times. Your pool gates must have self-closing hinges or latching device.
A well-working pool barrier and/or pool fence is essential to stop children drowning or being seriously injured.
If your pool fence or barrier is damaged, you must repair it immediately to comply Development Code MP 3.4—Swimming pool barriers
If residents of multiple dwellings share a swimming pool (such as through body corporate), the owner MUST provide tenants with a copy of a valid pool safety certificate before entering into a lease.
This affects all businesses including motels, hotels, resorts, lodgings and body corporates managing any form of accommodation. A shared pool safety certificate is valid for 1 year.
Leasing A Property With Pool
If a pool is within a property that is only accessible to the current tenants, it is classified as a non-shared pool.
The property owner must ensure that a valid pool safety certificate is in place before entering into a new lease or renewing the existing lease.
Property owners with a non-shared residential pool must ensure that the pool fence complies with the latest pool fence standards.
Safety certificates issued for these types of pools are valid for 2 years.
Selling A Property With Pool
- If a pool safety certificate is current: The seller must provide a copy of the certificate before the settlement date.
- If a valid pool safety certificate is not present by settlement: The seller provides the buyer with Form 36 including the settlement date written on the form.
- No safety certificate when entering into a contract of sale: The seller must give the prospective buyer Form 36 – Notice Of No Pool Safety Certificate.
This is intended to help prospective buyers make an informed decision about purchasing the property with regards to pool compliance.
Buying A Property With A Pool
If you are buying a property, a pool safety inspection can alert you to what items are non-compliant and how much it will cost to get them fixed. We can provide a quote for you.
Recently purchased a property? You have 90 days from the settlement date to provide a valid pool certificate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my pool doesn't pass the inspection?
If your pool doesn't pass at the time of inspection, we'll send you a full nonconformity report detailing what needs to be fixed along with any applicable diagrams to assit you.
If our inspector deems the property to a public safety hazard, we are required to alert the council immediately.
From the date you received the report, you have a period of six weeks to attend to the non-compliant items. If by the end of the six week period the non-compliant items have not been resolved then by law we must send a copy of the non-compliance notice to the council.
No matter what happens, our team at iCertified will walk you or your company through the process and will make sure all your needs are met to the best of our ability.
What is the fine for not having a fence around a pool?
On the spot fines of $550 can be issued.
Penalties for non compliance with pool safety regulations can be $5500 in some cases.
Do you have to register your pool in QLD?
Swimming pools must be registered in Australia.
Pool owners can do this online by completing the QBCC Swimming Pool Registration Form.
If you prefer, you can pay a fee to your local council and they will register it on your behalf.
How can I prepare for a pool safety inspection in QLD?
Please see our QLD checklist - This checklist can help you be familiarise yourself with what the pool safety inspector will be looking for and you can see if your property meets the standards.
If you have any other particular questions about pool safety, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1300 899 078 or email us any questions at email@example.com.
How long does a pool safety certificate last in QLD?
Pool safety certificates are valid for one year for a shared pool and two years for a non-shared pool.
If you’re unsure about your current pool safety certificate, contact us to discuss your options.
Can you sell a property without a pool safety certificate in QLD?
No. A pool safety certificate issued by a licensed pool safety inspector, is required when:
- leasing a property
- purchasing a property
- selling a property
Is iCertified licenced and insured in QLD?
Yes - each of our fully licensed inspectors have professional indemnity insurance and we have $10,000,000 in public liability insurance.
Rest assured, you're in safe hands with iCertified - we're the trusted Brisbane Pool Certifiers.
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Page last updated: 01-11-2021