Fencing and BarriersHow to pass your pool inspection

July 28, 2020by admin0

On 1 December 2019, new Victorian laws were introduced to improve the safety of residential swimming pools and spas. These new laws made it compulsory for pool and spa owners to register their pool or spa with their local council. Our “about us” page on the website has a direct link to your council registration page. Furthermore, as part of the new laws, property owners are required to have their pool or spa barrier inspected and certified once every four years. If you are registering a spa be sure to describe it as permanent otherwise it will required to be certified every year instead of every 4 years.

The deadlines for pool inspections and certifications depend on when a pool or spa was installed:

  • Pools & Spas built on or before 30 June 1994 need to be inspected and certified by 1 November
    2021;
  • Pools & Spas built between 1 July 1994 and 30 April 2010 need to be inspected and certified by
    1 November 2022;
  • Pools & Spas built between 1 May 2010 and 31 October 2020 need to be inspected and certified by
    1 November 2023;
  • Pools & Spas built after 1 November 2020 need to be inspected and certified within 30 days of an
    occupancy permit or certificate of final inspection.
  • Pools & Spas built without a barrier permit need to be inspected and certified by 1 November 2021;

Here are our 3 top tips for passing your pool inspection, first time round.

1) Conduct a self-assessment to check that your pool fencing meets Australian safety standards

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