Need a Pool Safety Inspection & Certificate in Brisbane?

By choosing our Pool and Spa Inspection service, you can have peace of mind knowing that your water features are safe, functional, and compliant. We provide detailed reports and actionable recommendations, helping you maintain a secure and enjoyable swimming environment. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and ensure your pool or spa is ready for relaxation and fun!

Real Estate Notice: You can still proceed with the sale of your house in Queensland even with a Non-Conformity Notice, provided that:

  • The buyer obtains a pool safety certificate within 90 days post-settlement.
  • You provide the necessary paperwork to the buyer.
  • You are involved in selling or leasing a property that includes a swimming pool or spa.
  • You are constructing a new swimming pool or spa on the property.
  • You are installing a new fence around an existing swimming pool or spa.
  • You have purchased a property with a pool or spa and are within 90 days from the settlement date.
  • You operate a family day care, home care, or at-home child care facility.
  • Your bank has requested this while you are applying for or refinancing your home loan.
  • You have been directed by the council to do so.

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Pool Inspections Brisbane

In Queensland, properties with pools are required to have a valid pool safety certificate at the time of sale. If the seller does not have this certificate, they must issue a Form 36 notice to the buyer, who then has 90 days from settlement to obtain the certificate. This ensures that all pools comply with the state’s safety standards, which were introduced to prevent accidents and enhance safety.

The pool safety regulations of Queensland are applicable to all pools, whether new or pre-existing.

Do you have to get a pool safety certificate?

Are you buying, selling or leasing a property that has a pool?

if the answer is yes, you will need a pool inspection and safety certificate for your pool in Brisbane before selling or buying the property depending on the pool type:

For non-shared pools you can buy or sell the property with or without a pool safety certificate.

Even if your situation does not fall under any of these you can still book a pool safety inspection for your piece of mind.

Read more about your responsibilities as a buyer, seller or a lesser here.

If you are selling, buying or leasing your property with a pool, we recommend getting in touch with our pool inspector in Brisbane to make sure whether you need a pool safety certificate or not.

Pool Safety Inspection Process - How does it work?

When our pool inspector has completed the pool safety check, you will receive one of the following outcomes:

  • pool safety certificate: If your pool meets all safety standards, you will be issued a pool safety certificate – form 23, confirming compliance.
  • advice a property owner about pool safety: If there are minor issues, our inspector will provide detailed advice on how to improve pool safety and ensure compliance.
  • a non-conformity notice: If your pool does not meet the safety standards, a non-conformity notice – form 26 will be issued which outlines the necessary fixes your pool needs.

Pool safety certificate 

What is it?

A swimming pool safety certificate in Queensland confirms that your pool meets the current pool safety standards at the time it was inspected by a licensed pool safety inspector. This certification is mandatory for both residential and shared pools and ensures compliance with regulations concerning fence height, gate functionality, and the absence of climbable objects near the pool barrier.

The standards aim to prevent accidents and enhance safety for all pool users. You can find information about pool safety standards by visiting the FAQ section on pool inspections in Brisbane. The FAQ section is located at the bottom of this page. Check it out to learn more.

How long do the pool safety certificates last for?

For shared pools, like those in apartment complexes or community centers with multiple residents, the certificates are valid for 1 year. On the other hand, for non-shared pools, usually found in private residences for single-family use, the certificates are valid for up to 2 years. Owners should keep an eye on the expiration date to renew their pool safety certificates.

A non-conformity notice

A non-conformity notice, also known as Form 26, is issued by a pool safety inspector when they are not satisfied that a pool complies with the pool safety standard. If the pool inspector rechecks the pool within 2 days and it’s up to standard, they might not issue a non-conformity notice. 

What is a follow-up Inspection?

A follow-up inspection is a required re-check done by the same inspector if a pool doesn’t meet safety standards during the first inspection and gets a notice of non-conformity.  During this follow-up, they check the pool again to make sure any problems mentioned in the non-conformity notice have been fixed

When does the follow-up inspection happens?

This re-inspection must be conducted within 3 months of the initial failed inspection.

What We Check During a Swimming Pool Safety Inspection

  1. Pool Fence and Barriers:
  • Height must be at least 1200mm.
  • The gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground must not exceed 100mm.
  • Gaps between vertical bars must not be more than 100mm.
  • Horizontal bars must be spaced at least 900mm apart to prevent climbing.
  • No climbable objects (e.g., furniture, trees, or structures) within 900mm of the outside of the fence.
  1. Gates:
  • Must open outwards, away from the pool.
  • Must be self-closing and self-latching from any position.
  • The latch must be at least 1500mm above ground level or be located inside the gate at least 150mm from the top and shielded to prevent opening by small children.
  1. Non-Climbable Zone (NCZ):
  • A 900mm non-climbable zone must be maintained around the entire pool barrier, on the outside of the fence.
  • The NCZ must be clear of any climbable objects.
  1. Windows:
  • Windows opening into the pool area must have restrictors or security screens to prevent access.
  1. Doors:
  • No direct access to the pool area from any building unless through a compliant child-resistant door set.
  1. CPR Sign:
  • Display a compliant CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) sign prominently within the pool area.
  1. Pool Area:
  • The pool area must be clear of any objects that could be used to climb the fence, such as furniture, toys, or plants.
  • The pool gate must remain closed at all times when not in use.
  1. Maintenance:
  • Regular checks to ensure all safety features and barriers are in good condition and functioning properly.

 

These requirements ensure that the pool area is safe and compliant with Queensland’s pool safety laws.

Read more about them here

Pool inspections cost in Brisbane

We offer a simple and fixed pricing of $250 for swimming pool inspections in Brisbane.

No hidden fees or surprises.

Customer testimonials

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08:21 04 Jun 24
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Mobin MomeniMobin Momeni
05:44 30 May 24
Had a great experience. A thorough inspection that really helped with our house purchase and received the report on time. Inspector was friendly and professional
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09:51 24 May 24
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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Pool Inspections in Brisbane

What is the swimming pool safety standard

These standards cover various aspects of pool safety, including fencing, gates, pool surrounds, and pool access. For example, pools must be surrounded by a compliant safety barrier that restricts access by young children to the pool area.

for more information on pool safety standards you can refer to this article on QBCC

Who can coduct a pool safety inspection in Brisbane

When looking for an Inspector to make sure of the safety of your pool, you should make sure the inspector you choose is licenced by QBCC. At BSK Group, all our pool safety inspections are carried out by professional inspectors licensed by the QBCC.

Can i attend the pool inspection?

Yes, you are welcome to attend the pool inspection. We encourage property owners to be present during the inspection so that our professional inspector can answer any questions you may have and provide immediate feedback. Your participation can also help ensure that all areas of concern are addressed.

Why pool safety inspections are important

The swimming pool safety standard is designed to minimise the chance that young children can get into the pool area unsupervised

How Long Does The Inspection Take

The duration of a pre-purchase building and pest inspection can vary based on several factors, but here are some general guidelines:

  1. Standard Residential Property:

    • Typical Duration: For an average-sized residential property, the combined building and pest inspection usually takes between 2 to 3 hours.
    • Factors Affecting Time: The size of the property, the complexity of its structure, and the extent of any visible issues can influence the time required.
  2. Larger or More Complex Properties:

    • Extended Duration: For larger homes, multi-story properties, or those with additional structures (such as garages, sheds, or outbuildings), inspections can take longer, often ranging from 3 to 4 hours or more.
    • Detailed Assessments: Properties with extensive landscaping, numerous outbuildings, or complex architectural features may require more thorough examinations, increasing the time needed.
  3. Properties with Existing Issues:

    • Additional Time: If the property has known or suspected issues (such as extensive termite damage or significant structural concerns), the inspection might take longer to ensure a comprehensive assessment.
  4. Report Preparation:

    • Post-inspection: After the on-site inspection, the inspector will need additional time to compile the findings into a detailed report. This report is typically delivered within 24 hours of the inspection.

What will a non-conformity notice include

The non-conformity notice tells the pool owner:

  • how the pool fence does not comply
  • what you need to change or fix to make your pool fence safe.

If you have any questions about the inspection, ask the pool safety inspector for more information. 

Do i need a pool safety certificate and does the pool safety laws apply to my pool?

Yes, you need a pool safety inspection and certificate if you own a property with a pool in Brisbane. The pool safety laws apply to all pools, including those at houses, unit complexes, hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, boarding houses, caravan parks, and mobile van parks. This includes wading pools, spas, and even small inflatable pools if they can hold 300mm or more of water.

Read more about whether you require a swimming pool safety certificate in Brisbane here.

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