Do You Need A Pool Certificate Of Compliance?
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When You Need A Pool Certificate of Compliance
If any of these situations apply to you, you need professional advice from an NSW E1 Pool Certifier or QLD Pool Safety Inspector to check your swimming pool, spa and barrier are compliant to Australian NSW Government Standards.
Real Estate Note
You can still sell your house with a Certificate of Non-Compliance, as long as
- You provide a copy of your Certificate of Non-Compliance to the buyer
- The buyer acquires a Certificate of Compliance within 90 days after settlement
are selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool or spa
building a new swimming pool or spa on a property
have a new fence being built around an existing swimming pool or spa
have bought a property with a pool or spa 90 days from settlement
run a family day care, home care or at-home child care facility
been requested by your bank applying for or refinancing your home loan
are directed by council
Gate hinges and/or latches are faulty or do not comply
Climbable objects are too close to a pool fence, such as trees, plant pots, BBQs and clothes lines
Pool fence height is less than 1200mm or boundary fence height is less than 1800mm
Distance between the vertical elements of a fence is greater than 100mm
Distance below the bottom of the fence is greater than 100mm
Pool Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) sign is missing, incorrectly located or out of date
What Makes A Pool Non-Compliant?
Pool Safety Inspections are complicated, but there are a few tasks that can be completed prior to inspection.
Roles and functions of the certifier
What to expect
Inspector’s details & insurance
Date of agreement
Proof of date of pool/barrier construction (it’s OK if you don’t have proof)
Law dictates, No Signed Agreement, No Inspection.
While each inspector uses their own contract, specific details are included in each one.
Make sure you read the contract before signing so you know exactly what to expect regarding your pool inspection.
Do Pool Certificates Expire?
Pool certification expires, but NSW Government standards allow plenty of time to act.
If your certificate has expired, you can revisit all the reasons When You Need A Pool Certificate of Compliance.
Certificates of compliance expire after 3 years
Certificates of non-compliance expire after 12 months
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How To Choose A Pool Safety Inspector
A NSW Pool Safety Inspector’s role is to inspect pools and determine they comply to Australian Government Standards. No pool inspector can bend the laws or break the rules and must follow the exact same process and legislation.
You can check
- an E1 Certifier is registered to inspect your pool on the Certifier Online Register
- the obligations and functions of a certifier with NSW Fair Trading’s Certifier’s Responsibilities, and
- all the questions about pool safety inspectors with NSW Fair Trading’s Certifiers FAQs
All NSW Pool Safety Inspectors can
- perform a swimming pool barrier inspection
- issue a certificate of compliance if the swimming pool or spa pool meets all the safety requirements, and
- issue a certificate of non-compliance if the swimming pool or spa pool does not meet all the safety requirements
There are quite a few reasons for choosing your Pool Safety Inspector. Read our 10 Reasons For Hiring A Private E1 Certifier.