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We're a spa and pool inspection company! Your safety is our priority. The Pool Barrier Services team have ensured that all of our protocol is in line with Local & State Government spa & pool fencing regulations. With the help of our pool safety consultants, all you need to worry about is how warm the pool is!

We would be pleased to assist if you haven't already completed the compliance process.

We have two services to enable a smooth compliance process

They are our Pool and Spa Barrier Pre-Compliance Consultation Service and our Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance Service.

The inspection process is very complicated as we are working with up to five different Australian Standards that may apply to your Pool Barrier System depending when the Council determines the date of construction.

The main focus at the moment are all of the pools constructed prior to 1994 and pools and spa barriers that have not had a permit that the councils are aware of.

The barriers categorised in this range require compliance by 1st of November 2021 and there is estimated to be in excess of 80,000 to be compliant by then. From our experience as of 1st July 2021 we estimate that possibly only 4000 or so have been completed.

We foresee a huge rush to get them all completed prior to the deadline and doubt if they will be completed in the required timeframe.

Our services are a two step process.

1. If you are confident that your pool or spa barrier system is complaint and will pass the inspection we can refer our qualified associate Building Inspector (Pool Safety) to conduct a compliance inspection.

Note: If the barrier system fails the inspection, under the requirements of the Victorian Building act, the inspector is required to issue an improvement notice allowing 7 to 60 days (depending on the severity of the breach) for all improvements to be acted on. Following will be re-inspection fees until the barrier is compliant.

2. If you are not sure that your barrier system is ready for a compliance certification our advise is that you engage one of our associate Pre-Compliance Consultants to visit and prepare our 12 Page report of any issues that may prevent a smooth compliance.

Note: All of our Associate Pre Compliance Consultants have completed the compliance course conducted by IRL Learning which is endorsed by the Victorian Building Authority and implemented by the Swimming Pool and Spa Association Australia (SPASA Australia).
Importantly: They are able to act as a consultant and are free to offer the most cost effective advise on the preferred solution to enable a smooth compliance of your pool or spa barrier system. They are not compelled to issue any infringement notices.

The Pre Compliance Service includes no limit to the number of visits by our associate Pre-Compliance Consultants and the licensed Swimming Pool and Spa Barrier Inspector if for some unforeseen reason the upgrades (if any) had not been repaired to the satisfaction of the Inspector.

OUR GUARANTEE: If our associate conducts a Pre-Compliance Consultation and the owners takes the advice on rectification works we will guarantee that if the Swimming Pool and Spa Inspector conducts a Compliance Inspection and it fails we will pay for any revisits required to get the barrier compliant. We also GUARANTEE that if a Pre-Compliance Consultation is conducted on a pool or spa constructed between 1950 and 2010 and the barrier system is fully compliant we will refund the Pre-Compliance Consultation fee.

If you are interested in our services and require more information feel free to contact us on info@poolbarrierservices.com.au

If you would like to proceed with either of our services please email some suitable days and times that would work for you and we will contact to make the arrangements for the appropriate associate to visit at info@poolbarrierservices.com.au

Alternatively call us on 03 98637299 or 0417 344 074

Our website is as follows: www.poolbarrierservices.com.au

Please do not to hesitate to contact us at info@poolbarrierservices.com.au for more precise information.

Our spa & pool safety consultation team offer expert spa & pool fencing regulations advice necessary to ensure your pool or spa is up to the compliance level prior to engaging the registered building inspector (pool safety) to conduct the compliance certificate

Malcolm Sloan

Founder/Director
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We are a Swimming & Pool Spa Pre-Compliance inspection company dedicated to assisting the owners of pools and spas.

Pool Barrier Services Pty Ltd is actively involved in assisting owner and related parties in the preparation and compliance of swimming pools and spas in Victorian in accordance with the new Building Amendment (Swimming Pool and Spa) Regulations 2019 which was gazetted in the Victorian Parliament for commencement on 1st December 2019.
The legislation is now in force, our experience is, that many pool and spa owners are not aware of the implications of this new act of parliament and the process to ensure that they are compliant moving forward.
Although this is a very new legislation for Victoria it is set with considerable timelines that need to be addressed by all pool owners.
Note: A large number of the pools and spas require compliance by 1st November 2021 which means the deadlines are looming.
We recommend you take action as soon as possible.

The need for a safe, secure spa & pool safety barrier between your family & the water Is absolutely imperative. Having seen a large number of spa & pool fencing that could cause more harm than good, the need for regular safety checks on barriers has never been so important.

It is easy to lose sight of little ones, or big ones sometimes! So by having a barrier that is registered as compliant with local council policy, you can relax in the knowledge that they will have a very tough time getting into potential danger in the water.

See your Council or Shire spa & swimming pools register

All swimming pools and spas must have a safety barrier or approved fencing to restrict access to the poolside area by children. Properties with a swimming pool or spa have a legal obligation to ensure that they maintain swimming pool and spa safety barriers to reduce the risk of unsupervised children gaining access. Residents must also ensure these barriers are always closed except when entering the pool or spa.

These legal obligations apply to all swimming pools and spas in Victoria.

You can register your swimming pool or spa with the Council via the applicable council's website in most cases.

From there properties with a swimming pool or spa have a legal obligation to ensure pools or spas are regularly inspected to comply with safety regulations

Metropolitan Area Councils & Shires

Regional Area Councils & Shires

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Here is some useful information for you to be aware of.

You can initially conduct a self assessment of your pool barrier prior to our Pre- Inspector coming to conduct the initial Inspection.

This helps you identify potential defects that could require rectification once this pre - inspection has taken place.

It will allow you time to engage a qualified tradesperson to assess and remedy any potential deficiencies ensuring a smooth compliance inspection.

Once you have identified the date that your pool was constructed choose the relevant self assessment list by downloading.

Self assessment of pools constructed prior to 1994

Contact us on 0417344074 or
info@poolbarrierservices.com.au.

For pools and spas constructed between 1 July 1994 and 1 May 2010

We can help with qualified tradespeople.

For pools and spas constructed from
1 May 2010

Call us to confirm the process.
0417 344 074