Book your Pool Safety Certificate inspection
What is more important than the safety of your family? At All Construction Approvals, we understand exactly how important it is to protect them. If you are looking to sell, want to rent your property or just want to make sure your pool fence is compliant, then give ACA a call to attain a pool safety certificate. We are your local pool fence inspection specialists.
Did you know the Queensland Government have created a new set of codes for pool safety to help ensure pools are safe in Queensland? Are you concerned that your pool doesn’t meet these codes? Book a Pool Safety Certificate inspection and ensure your pool fence is safe for your loved ones today.
Our pool fence inspections service areas
Cairns, Cairns northern beaches, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands, Gordonvale, Babinda, Innisfail and Mission Beach.
Please don’t hesitate to contact ACA if you require a pool safety certificate for a location outside of the areas listed. Find out more by giving us a call or filling out our contact form.
What is involved in getting a pool safety certificate?
Book Your Appointment Online or by Phone
One of our team members will contact you with an appointment time for your pool fence safety inspection to obtain your Pool Safety Certificate.
Our QBCC Licensed Pool Safety Inspector will Come to You
One of our experienced pool safety inspectors will come to your premises and complete a pool fence inspection. We will advise you if there are any necessary changes needed to make your pool fence compliant so they can be fixed and you can be issued a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23).
You’re Issued with a Pool Safety Certificate
Once your pool is fully compliant, we will issue you with a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23).
Eight Common Faults to the Safety of Your Pool
- Your pool resuscitation sign won’t last forever, therefore, they need regular checks to ensure they are in good physical condition. The sign also needs to be the most current resuscitation sign, it will need to face in towards the pool area so you can see it while in the pool. We often find they are placed in an area obscured from view.
- Objects placed within the pool area or adjacent to pool fencing on the exterior can compromise pool fencing safety. Any object such as trees and air conditioning units can be used to climb or assist in climbing pool fences. So, ensure that you keep at least a one-metre buffer on the exterior of your swimming pool fence and 300mm on the interior of your swimming pool fence.
- The distance between vertical members is greater than 100mm.
- Distances below bottom railings are greater than 100mm, particularly over sloping ground.
- There is less than 900mm between climbable horizontal components in fencing.
- Fence height is below 1200mm. Garden beds are the most common cause of this fault.
- The neighbour’s fence has fence rails which can be climbed.
- Look after your pool gate, both the hinges and the latch mechanism require regular maintenance. Pool fences must be self-closing or latching. Unfortunately, failure to look after these valuable pieces of hardware will result in the gate not functioning correctly and potentially being left ajar.
New Pool Safety Laws – Pool Safety Certificate FAQs
How long do I have before I have to get my pool fence inspected and a compliance certificate issued for my pool (Private residential unit complexes and dwellings)?
Both new and existing pools must be upgraded and comply within five years unless sold or leased first.
How long do I have before I have to get my pool fence inspected and a compliance certificate issued for my pool (short term accommodation, hotels, motels, backpackers or hostels)?
Shared pools must be inspected within six months of the 1st December 2010.
You must have your pool inspected and obtain a compliance certificate. This compliance certificate is valid for two years (sold or leased as many times as you like within that two year period).
No, a certificate will last for two years for a private pool (dwellings and residential unit complexes) and one year for a shared pool (short term accommodation, hotels, motels, backpackers or hostels). The property can be sold or leased as many times as you like in that period and the certificate will remain valid.
The pool owner has a period of three months to rectify the pool fencing once the pool safety inspector has issued a non-conformity notice.
The pool safety inspector must notify the local government within five business days after the expiration of the three month period that the pool fence is non-compliant and give the local government a copy of the non-conformity notice.
I have just had a pool built, inspected and a Form 17 issued, does this make my pool fence compliant under the new regulations?
If your Form 17 is dated prior to 1st December 2010, then your form 17 does not qualify as a compliance certificate. This means your pool fencing will need to be inspected prior to sale or lease of the property or within five years, whichever comes first. If your Form 17 is dated after the 1st December 2010 then it can be uploaded to the Pool Safety Council website to obtain the compliance certificate. This compliance certificate is valid for two years for a private pool (including residential unit complex) and one year for a shared pool (short term accommodation, hotels, motels, backpackers or hostels).
How long is a shared pool (short term accommodation, hotels, motels, backpackers or hostels) compliance certificate valid for?
Shared pools compliance certificate are valid for one year.
A pool safety inspector can only issue a certificate when they have placed the certificate details onto the pool safety register. Pool owners and others, such as real estate agents and solicitors, will be able to search the register. Pool safety inspectors have two business days after the inspection to give the pool owner a pool safety certificate.
Pool owners should check the register after 28 February 2011 to ensure their pool has been registered. If your pool is not on the register after this date, then you have until 4th May 2011 to register your pool. Penalties of up to $2,000 will apply after this time. The Pool Safety Register search function can be found at this address
How long do I have before I have to get a compliance certificate for a shared pool in a residential unit complex?
All other shared pools have a two year period from the 1st December 2010.
Book A Pool Safety Certificate Inspection
To arrange an inspection please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly or phone to arrange a suitable time.