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Gold Coast Pool Inspections

Pool Safety Solutions: Your Number One Resource for Pool Inspections on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is the lifestyle gem of Australia. From Arundel to Coolangatta, Mudgeeraba to Southport, Yatala to Tallebudgera and everywhere GC in between, the PoolSS team takes care of pool safety inspections for Gold Coast pool owners and property managers.

Our pool inspectors complete onsite pool fence inspections while guiding you through council directions and all the red tape of the Gold Coast City Council and Queensland State Government.

 

Getting your pool area compliant to QLD pool safety regulations is hard, but we make the process simple.

Why Do You Need A Pool Fence Inspection On The Gold Coast?

You need a pool fence inspection if you are

  • selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool in the Gold Coast City Council region
  • building a new fence around an existing swimming pool or spa in the Gold Coast City Council region
  • bought a property with a non-compliant pool or spa 90 days from settlement in the Gold Coast City Council region
  • running a family day care in the Gold Coast City Council region
  • requested by your bank when applying for or refinancing your home loan, or
  • directed by Gold Coast City Council

 

What Can You Expect From Pool Safety Solutions With Gold Coast Pool Inspections? 

 

We offer a comprehensive service aimed at simplifying pool safety for your convenience. We are passionate about what we do, always going the extra mile to help our customers achieve the best outcomes. Our inspectors are friendly, helpful and seasoned professionals with years of practical experience regarding the requirements of the law.

As locals and mad Gold Coast Titan fans, we know the Gold Coast property market, we know the terrain – and we know where to find a great spot near Snapper Rocks for the best patches of surf and sun. PoolSS are dedicated to saving you time, money – and peace of mind. But most importantly, we’ll take care of your pool safety.

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Keeping the South-East Queensland region pool-safe

Servicing Gold Coast

Pool Safety Solutions service the following suburbs and areas for the Gold Coast City Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council:

Alberton, Anglers Paradise, Arundel, Arundel Bc, Arundel DC, Ashmore, Ashmore City, Austinville, Australia Fair, Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Benowa, Biggera Waters, Bilinga, Binna Burra, Bond University, Bonogin, Boykambil, Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Buccan, Bundall, Bundall BC, Bundall DC, Burleigh BC, Burleigh DC, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Town, Burleigh Waters, Cabbage Tree Point, Carrara, Cedar Creek, Chevron Island, Chirn Park, Clagiraba, Clear Island Waters, Coolangatta, Coombabah, Currigee, Currumbin, Currumbin DC, Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Waters, Cypress Gardens, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Elanora, Florida Gardens, Gaven, Gilston, Gold Coast MC, Greenmount, Helensvale, Highland Park, Hollywell, Holmview, Hope Island, Ingleside, Isle Of Capri, Keebra Park, Kerrydale, Kirra, Labrador, Latimer, Logan Village, Lower Beechmont, Luscombe, Main Beach, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Keys, Mermaid Waters, Merrimac, Miami, Miami Keys, Moana Park, Molendinar, Monterey Keys, Mount Nathan, Mount Warren Park, Mudgeeraba, Natural Bridge, Nerang, Nerang BC, Nerang Dc, Nobby Beach, Numinbah Valley, O’Reilly, Pacific Fair, Pacific Pines, Palm Beach, Paradise Island, Paradise Point, Paradise Point Keys, Paradise Waters, Parkwood, Pindari Hills, Q Supercentre, Rainbow Bay, Reedy Creek, Rialto, Rio Vista, Robina, Robina DC, Robina Town Centre, Runaway Bay, Sanctuary Cove, Santa Barbara, Sorrento, South Stradbroke, Southern Lamington, Southport, Southport Bc, Southport Park, Sovereign Islands, Springbrook, Stapylton, Steiglitz, Sundale, Surfers Paradise, Tallai, Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera Valley, Tally Valley, The Spit, Tugun, Tugun Heights, Varsity Lakes, West Burleigh, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Woongoolba, Worongary, Yarrabilba, Yatala, Yatala DC, Yellow Wood – and beyond

 

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QLD Pricelist

Half Price First Inspection $120+GST
Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate $ 44
Reinspection $240+GST
Form 26 Non-Conformity Notice $ 75+GST

How it works

1. Book Inspection

 

Book online entering your details and your preferred day to receive confirmation your booking has been received. Our office will confirm your appointment and lock everything in. Alternatively, just call us to chat about arranging your appointment.

 

2. Get Inspected

 

Armed with a tape measure, our friendly Pool Safety Inspectors completes an onsite inspection within 45 minutes. They’ll check your swimming pool, spa and barriers are compliant to Australian Government and State Government Standards.

3. Receive Certificate

After your inspection, we’ll email your results within 1 business day - if not sooner. If your pool is compliant, you get a gold star in pool safety. If you’re not compliant, you’ll receive your certificate or notice with a report including photos. Once you’ve rectified your issues, you can book a reinspection with the same inspector.

Prevention is better than cure, and our pool safety inspectors know how to get your family and community pool-safe.

A QLD pool safety inspector’s role is to inspect pools and whether they are compliant to the QDC Queensland Development Code MP 3.4 pool safety standard.

  • If the pool is safe, a Form 23 pool safety certificate is issued.

  • If the pool does not meet the standard, a Form 26 non conformity notice is issued.

A Gold Coast pool owner or property manager has up to 90 days from their inspection to get their pool compliant before council is notified.

What our customers have to say

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“A thorough step by step process was undertaken to determine and identify hazards associated with spa safety and regulation requirements necessary for validation of standards and procedures. A professional service and customer satisfaction. I would recommend this service in the industry.”

Jenny McKinley

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“We have used Phil on multiple occasions: quick, reasonably priced and very easy to deal with. Highly recommend.”

Phillip Wright

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“Pool Safety Solutions were great to deal with. They took the time to explain all the areas that needed fixing which was greatly appreciated, and made the whole process a lot easier to accept.”

Julian McEvoy

QLD FAQs

What is a pool?

The QBCC Queensland Building & Construction Commission classes a swimming pool or spa >here as

  • an above or below ground structure capable of holding 300mm of water or more, and
  • primarily used for swimming or bathing.

Swimming pools include concrete pools, fibreglass pools, inflatable pools, temporary pools, wading pools, above ground pools and spa pools. A spa pool is classified as a swimming pool but includes any excavation, structure, or vessel in the nature of a spa pool, flotation tank, tub - though not a spa bath.

The 300mm level means above ground, concrete, portable, fibreglass, inflatable wading pools, spa and some fishponds are included in the QLD pool safety laws.

Essentially, a swimming pool, swimming pool spa, swimming bath, wading pool or paddling pool is designed as a structure to hold water for swimming and other water activities while adding value and lifestyle benefits to a property.

What is pool safety compliance?

Statistics show the majority of drownings in private swimming pools occurred with children aged 0-4 years, with inadequate pool fencing a major factor contributing to these drownings.

The ultimate goal for pool safety compliance is to prevent these drownings while specifically focusing on pool fence and barriers.

Pool compliance means your pool meets the legal pool safety requirements for your state for

  • height and strength of barriers
  • non-climbable zones
  • gates and their latching requirements,
  • preventing direct access from a building into a pool area, and
  • adequate signage

 

Do I need to register my pool?

As the first step to preventing children drownings aged 0-4 in private swimming pools, state pool registers were set up to track and monitor each pool.

In QLD, all residential pools must be registered with the QBCC Swimming Pool Register.

Failure to register your pool can result in a fine.

 

What is a pool safety certificate?

A Form 23 pool safety certificate certifies a swimming pool or swimming pool spa's fences and barriers meet the state safety requirements.

In 2015, QLD laws required all properties with a swimming pool or spa to comply with the pool safety laws with valid safety certification, such as

  • Form 23 pool safety certificate
  • Form 26 pool safety non-conformity notice, or
  • relevant occupation certificate

In Queensland, pool safety certificates are issued by pool safety inspectors. This certificate needs to be renewed every 2 years. 

If a pool safety inspector finds a pool does not meet the swimming pool spa fences and barriers safety requirements, a Form 26 non-conformity notice is issued, allowing the property up to 90 days to complete any necessary rectification works.

Why do I need a pool safety compliance certificate?

In 2015, QLD laws required all properties with a swimming pool or spa to comply with the pool safety laws with valid safety certification, such as

  • pool safety certificate
  • Form 26 pool safety non-conformity notice, or
  • relevant occupation certificate

Pool safety certificates are valid for 2 years.

As part of the delicious paperwork to maintain a wonderfully safe standard of living, a pool safety compliance certificate is needed when

  • selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool or spa
  • building a new swimming pool or spa on a property
  • a new fence is being built around an existing swimming pool or spa
  • a property is purchased with a pool or spa 90 days from settlement
  • running a family day care, home care or at-home child care facility
  • requested by your bank applying for or refinancing your home loan, or
  • directed by council
What is the pool safety standard?

In QLD, the requirements for pool and spa barriers and fences are ruled by the QLD Pool Safety Standard - which can be read >here.

This standard covers

  • pool and spa fences and barriers
  • NCZ non-climbable zone
  • pool gate latch safety, and
  • CPR Signage

 

What is a pool safety inspector?

In QLD, pool safety certificates are issued by Pool Safety Inspectors. 

Essentially, the pool safety inspector's role is to

  1. inspect pools, spas and barriers, and
  2. lodge the inspection and details through the QLD Pool Safety Register.

 

What happens at a pool safety inspection?

Armed with a tape measure, your pool safety inspector completes an onsite inspection within 45 minutes. They’ll check your pool, spa and barriers are compliant and write up a detailed report is written up including photos with descriptions and explanations on rectifications. And, you don't have to be present for the inspection - check the next FAQ.

 

 

Do I need to be present for the inspection?

As long as we have access to the pool area, you don't need to be present - which saves you time (when we always want to save you time and money). If you're concerned you won't understand exactly what issues you need to address, you are provided with a detailed report including photos with descriptions and explanations on rectifications. This is emailed to you, by law, within 2 business days of the inspection.

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What happens after the pool safety inspection?

Once the inspection is complete, your paperwork reaches you. 

If your pool is

  • compliant, you’ve got a gold star in pool safety and receive your pool safety certificate
  • not compliant, you’ll receive your Form 26 non-conformity notice with a report for rectifications. 

Once rectification work is complete, your pool safety inspector returns to inspect all over again to issue your pool safety compliance certificate. 

What if my pool is not compliant?

That's OK. Pools are frequently not compliant because small rectifications are required.

If a pool safety inspector finds a pool does not meet the swimming pool spa fences and barriers safety requirements, a Form 26 non-conformity notice is issued. This allows you up to 90-days for any necessary rectification works to take place and solve those pool safety issues before handed across to council.

If your pool is not compliant, by law, we have to notify Council 90 days after the first inspection.

Rectifications may require the skills of a contractor builder. Be sure to pick the right builder who gets the job right the first time and saves you from spending money unnecessarily.

The best questions to ask your builder are

Do you know pool safety compliance?
Do you know how to do the rectification works to meet pool safety compliance?

What can I do for a compliant pool? Can I DIY Pool Safety?

You certainly can DIY Pool Safety - and do all the hard work before the pool safety inspector arrives.

Check

  • trees and vegetation are not in the 900mm arc of the non-climbable zone
  • fences are at least 1800mm high with no more than 100mm gaps in between and under fences
  • gates are self-closing
  • CPR sign is in the vicinity of the pool

Need more details? The Ultimate PoolSS Safety Checklist has everything you need to navigate the Pool Safety Australian Standard >here

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