Does your Pool comply with current safety standards? Can you see which of the above pool enclosures would fail inspection and why?
In 2013, the New South Wales 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 sold. A Sydney pool certificate is issued after the swimming pool and/or spa has been inspected by qualified Sydney swimming pool and fence certifiers 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 pool compliance inspectors and certifiers at POOL CERTIFY can help you attain your Sydney pool safety and fence certificate, ensuring you are not falling foul of any Sydney and NSW swimming pool and fence compliance legislation.
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.
If any of the above applies to your property and you are in the process of selling or leasing, we’d suggest that you contact our accredited Sydney swimming pool certifiers as soon as possible for an inspection to attain your swimming pool safety certificate before the sale goes through.
Why choose POOL CERTIFY? Because the role of our Sydney pool certifiers is to inspect your gates, barriers and pool area for safety and compliance with relevant standards and identify any safety breaches and advise how to address them. Due to our extensive experience in this field, we can issue you with a swimming pool compliance checklist for your Sydney pool so you can see what needs to be done and work on a plan of action together.
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 and sell your property with a non- compliance certificate, whereby the purchaser rectifies any issues to achieve compliance. We’d recommend attaining pool compliance before you sell the property, a Sydney pool safety certificate is, of course, desirable for any buyer and without it you might lose your sale or lease. This is obviously a scenario worth avoiding at all costs.
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’m glad I chose the Premium inspection because without David’s walk-through and helpful advice, the repairs would have taken a lot longer to resolve as I had a lot of tricky issues. Now I can place my property on the market with a Compliance Certificate, thanks David.
Thanks David for your reliability and time you spent explaining how to easily fix the faults in my fencing. I’m sorry to say you were my 4th choice – the first company I booked didn’t turn up and the others didn’t call me back. I know I live out west but reliability was important to me as my property was in cooling off phase. Again, it was great to meet you David and have you come back to re-inspect 2 days later means my property can be sold with Compliance Certificate.
All I can say is thank you to David for his reliable same day service. My experience before meeting David was tarnished by the previous inspector who took a month to send me my Non Compliance Certificate! In that time I lost a sale and the opportunity to buy the home I wanted. I now have to start again. I wish I had called Pool Certify in the first place!
Thank you again for your assistance.
Glad I chose your company as you have been very pleasant to do business with.
Thank you for your assistance in the timely inspection and approval.
David carried out swimming pool inspections for our three Sydney retirement villages. He was extremely thorough, providing comprehensive reports on each property that clearly identified any gaps in compliance. What’s more, the reports contained simple instructions on how to remedy any issues. Would definitely recommend his services!
Thanks for the very comprehensive report – much appreciated.
David, Great to catch up again yesterday and thank you for your time. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you and the knowledge you have passed on.
A very well written Report, thorough and informative and one of the better Reports that I’ve seen.
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.
David was so helpful and knowledgeable – he talked through several options for us in detail and was even able to provide the clips we needed for our spa cover so we didn’t have to wait for a pool supply shop to order them in. Highly recommended. Helpful and friendly.
Thank you to Carol and David for helping us make our pool a lot safer.
Our pool has a few issues that didn’t meet the standards. David and Carol are so friendly and patiently explained all the issues and provide cost effective remedy solutions. They also answered all my questions timely when I was fixing the issues. Highly recommended for anyone who needs a pool compliance certificate
David & Carol, I would like to thank you both for your professionalism and attention to detail, you have made my job very easy and I would definitely recommend you to any of my future clients. Your initial report was extremely user friendly and with plenty of detail.
Thank you both very much.
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.
A very comprehensive Report. Thank You.
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.
Very impressed with the detail in your Report. This is one of the best that I have seen! Your clients will know exactly what they need to do to achieve Compliance
I called Pool Certify to obtain a certificate of compliance for the sale of my house. David was very thorough with his inspection and not only explained what needed to be fixed but provided a detailed report and also provided ideas on what we could do to keep the price down for the repairs. David was also available to us to call and ask any questions throughout which was amazing. I would not hesitate in recommending David, he is a lovely man who arrives on time and as mentioned makes himself available for any questions you may have.
David did a pool compliance inspection at one of our completed projects. David was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Being a builder himself David offered practical building solutions to keep our costs down and bring the pool up to code. I highly recommend David for anyone needing a pool compliance certificate.
David was extremely thorough with his initial inspection and gave us all the guidelines we needed to ensure that our pool fully complied on the second visit. We are very appreciative of the help David gave us to ensure that our pool is safe for our family and friends
That’s fantastic, thank you both. Very good service and I’ll be happy to refer you on whenever I can.
David and Carol, you are worth your weight in gold.
Your Report looks very comprehensive – thank you. I really appreciate your time and can see that you are passionate about pool safety.
Thank you David & Carol for guiding us through the process, it has been a pleasure to deal with your company.
What a detailed report! It has so much information in it – thank you very much for taking the time David.
Thank you David for your assistance in achieving pool certification. Your advice and guidance were greatly appreciated.
I enlisted Pool Certify to obtain my pool compliance certificate before listing my property for sale. David was very thoughtful and he explained all the compliance issues in a written report and during our meeting. With Davids help I was able to rectify my pool area and I can now list my property as being fully safe and compliant. Carol always updated me with David’s arrival time. Thank you to both, I would definitely recommend you.
David and Carol – very efficient and professional team from start to finish. Prompt, on time, experienced, and very insightful. Most importantly, David actually offered me a solution to a complicated non-complying pool fence. I will happily recommend him anytime.
Thank you for your email and certificate.
Also appreciate your time and effort today in going through options with me, you were a pleasure to deal with.
David, thanks for all your efforts in getting this done.
I recently listed my parents home for sale and was referred to David by my local Real Estate Agent. Turns out the pool enclosure did not comply, but David provided me with the information I needed to engage a contractor to get the repair works done promptly. The property has since sold and I found it much easier to do that with it being compliant