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Swimming Pool Compliance

Property Law

We advise that the time to register your swimming pool in accordance with the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 was extended to 19 November 2013.

When selling or leasing your property from 29 April 2014 a valid Certificate of Compliance issued under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 or an Occupation Certificate issued in respect of the swimming pool which is less than 3 years old will become a prescribed document and MUST be annexed to the Contract for Sale of Land or provided to the tenant.

A Certificate of Compliance may only be issued by Council or an accredited certifier once the inspector has inspected the swimming pool and is satisfied that the requirements for the issue of the Certificate of Compliance have been met.  A swimming pool must be registered and must comply with all safety requirements in accordance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 before the Certificate of Compliance can issue.  The inspector can charge a maximum fee of $150.00 for the first inspection of the swimming pool and a maximum fee of $100.00 for each additional inspection of the swimming pool and may refuse to issue the Certificate of Compliance until the fee has been paid.

Council or an accredited certifier can issue a notice requiring works to be undertaken to the swimming pool if it is non-compliant.

You should take this opportunity to ensure that your swimming pool complies with the safety provisions under the Swimming Pools Act 1992.  Please contact your local Council to arrange for an inspection of your swimming to ensure compliance.