In 2012, the NSW Government reviewed and amended the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and now requires all swimming pools and spas to be registered. From 2016, a valid Compliance or Non Compliance Certificate must be issued before the property is leased or sold. A Certificate is issued after the swimming pool and/or spa has been inspected by a qualified Certifier such as POOL CERTIFY.
These changes are designed to enhance the safety of young children around backyard swimming pools and put a stop to easily preventable drownings, injuries and accidents.
The new law applies to all types of swimming pools and spa pools including in-ground, above-ground, indoor, portable and other vessels that are capable of being filled to a depth of 300mm or more of water. Bathroom spas that are emptied after use are excluded.
The role of an Accredited Pool Certifier is to inspect your gates, barriers & pool area for safety and compliance with standards and identify any safety breaches and advise how to address them.
POOL CERTIFY are accredited certifiers of Swimming Pool Barriers.
If your pool or spa is found to be non-compliant with new laws, we will advise you exactly how to rectify any such issues. Once resolved, you will be eligible to receive a Compliance Certificate which becomes part of your contract of sale or lease for your property. You can also market & sell your Property with a Non Compliance Certificate, whereby the purchaser rectifies any issues to achieve Compliance. Without one of these Certificates you might lose your sale or lease.
A Certificate of Compliance is valid for three years, after which time, your pool will need to be re-inspected and re-certified.
On behalf of CatholicCare’s Foster Care Team (Wollongong), I would like to express my gratitude to you and Carol for all your assistance and support in this matter. Thank you!!
I would like to thank you for a very good service. I did not expect the Pool Certifier to be so helpful and understanding. You explained all the work I needed to do in detail. I found you to be very professional and helpful in a kind way and would highly recommend you to anyone seeking a pool certified.
Thank you again for your assistance.
Glad I chose your company as you have been very pleasant to do business with.
Thank you for helping us out at short notice! You guys are legends! We received Compliance Certificate just before tenant arrived to sign the lease. I have already recommended you to my colleagues.
A very well written Report, thorough and informative and one of the better Reports that I’ve seen.
Thanks for the very comprehensive report – much appreciated.
Thank you for your assistance in the timely inspection and approval.
Thank you to Carol and David for helping us make our pool a lot safer.
David and Carol, you are worth your weight in gold.
A very comprehensive Report. Thank You.
David, thanks for all your efforts in getting this done.
I just wanted to thank you for your prompt and helpful assistance – our client was able to settle on time after realising that he needed to install a new barrier to achieve compliance for his purchaser.
That’s fantastic, thank you both. Very good service and I’ll be happy to refer you on whenever I can.
Your Report looks very comprehensive – thank you. I really appreciate your time and can see that you are passionate about pool safety.