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Some swimming pool certifiers can also carry out minor repairs to make a swimming pool comply. To be able to do so, they must be authorised under the Home Building Act to perform swimming pool building or structural landscaping work.
We provide a streamlined service that makes obtaining a swimming pool compliance certificate as stress-free as possible. We cater to the needs of homeowners, real estate agents, solicitors and all pool owners in Sydney. From initial enquiry to issuing the certificate, we provide hands-on assistance.
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Pool Safety Certifications
What is a pool fence, gate or barrier safety inspection and certification?
- A pool barrier safety inspection and certification confirms whether swimming pools and Spas are compliant with the Swimming Pools Act, Regulations and Referenced Australian standards.
- A pool barrier inspector will conduct a thorough examination of your pool or spa area and issue either a certificate of compliance or notice outlining the identified non-compliance issues with the Pool.
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E1 Accredited swimming pool barrier rectifications or repairs
All Residential swimming pools must be registered before we can do our inspection.
- Fully Licensed and Insured
- Family Owned and Operated
- Easy-to-Understand Reports
- Pool or Building Inspection Consultation
- Fast, Friendly Response to Enquiries
- Trusted, Quality, Personalised Service
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Pool Safety Laws NSW
It is remarkable how frequently issues with pool fencing lead to child drownings, despite evidence that compliant and secure pool barriers are effective in preventing such tragedies. Compliance inspections have shown significant potential for improvement. For non-compliant pools, the owner has six weeks to address any deficiencies; otherwise, the notice will be escalated to the local council. In cases where there is an immediate risk posed by the pool, action will be taken without delay. When selling property with a non-compliant pool/spa system, different rules apply based on compliance status – either issuance of a compliance certificate or permission for sale with disclosure of non-compliance and needed repairs upon transfer of ownership.
It’s important to note that if you buy a home with a pool that has received a non-compliance pool certificate, you will need to make the necessary repairs within 90 days of handover. The local council has the authority to ensure compliance and may take legal action or impose fines. We highly advise engaging Clear View Property Inspections for a comprehensive pool barrier check when purchasing such properties in order to anticipate repair requirements, as these can be quite expensive. Familiarizing yourself with the NSW Pool Safety Compliance Regulations is also recommended.
Pool Barrier Checklist
Pool Fencing Guidelines
- The height of the fence must be at least 1200mm all the way around, measured from the outside of the pool.
- If a boundary fence forms part of the pool fence, it must be at least 1800mm high measured from the inside of the pool area.
- The gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground must be no more than 100mm.
- Vertical or near-vertical rails on the fence and gate must be less than 100mm apart.
- Must not have potential hand holds or foot holds within 900mm of the top of the pool fence in any direction.
- Must have a 300mm clearance from the barrier inside the pool area.
- The holes must be 13mm wide or less if perforated or mesh fencing is used.
- The pool fence must be well maintained and in good repair with no holes, broken rails or palings.
- The gate must be closed and locked by itself from any position.
- The gate latch must be working well so that the gate is secure and cannot be opened from the outside once locked.
- The gate must open outwards and away from the pool.
- The release for the gate latch must be at least 1500mm above ground level, or the release for the gate latch must be located on the inside of the fence and surrounded by a 450mm shield so that it can only be accessed by reaching over the fence or through a latch access point that is 1200mm above the ground.
- The gate latch must be at least 150mm below the top of the fence or latch shield access point.
- If a wall forms part of the pool barrier, then there must not be an opening greater than 100mm.
- All windows must only open to a maximum of 100mm or the windows must be covered by bars or a mesh screen.
- The height from the sill of the lowest opening panel of a window to the pool area must be 1800mm from the ground.
- There must be an appropriate warning sign near the pool area, including details of resuscitation (CPR) techniques, which can be easily read from a distance of 3 metres.
- The pool fence must be clear of any objects such as BBQs, trees, rocks, shrubs and deckchairs that could help a small child climb over the fence.
Indoor Pool Checklist
Pools Without Child-Resistant, Lockable Cover
- The latch or knob on the door to the pool must be at least 1500mm from ground level.
- The door must open outwards, away from the pool area.
- The door should automatically close and lock from any open position.
- There must be no pet doors or openings that are more than 100mm.
Indoor Pools with Windows
- The windows into the pool area must only open up to 100mm.
- If windows open more than 100mm, they should be covered by bars or a mesh screen so they cannot be accessed outside.
- If the windows open more than 100mm and are not covered by bars or a mesh screen, the window sill from the lowest panel height must be at least 1800mm from the ground.
Outdoor Spa Checklist
Spas with Child-Resistant, Lockable Cover
- Must be covered by the child-resistant, lockable cover at all times when not in use.
- A current CPR sign must be displayed in clear view of the spa and easily ready from a 3-metre distance.
Spas Enclosed by a Pool Fence
- If the spa was built before 1 September 2008, the fence must be at least 1200mm high around the spa.
- If the spa was built after 1 September 2008, the fence must be at least 1800mm high all around the spa.
- There must be no more than 100mm gaps under your spa fence.
- There must be no more than 100mm gaps between the vertical or near-vertical rails of the fence gate.
- There must be no potential hand or foot holds within 900mm of the top of the spa fence in any direction.
- The spa fence must be well maintained and in good repair, containing no holes, broken rails, or palings.
- If a wall forms part of the spa barrier, there must be no openings of more than 100mm.
Spas Enclosed by a Pool Gate
- The spa gate must close independently and self-lock from any open position.
- The spa gate must be securely closed and not pulled open when locked.
- All the gates to the spa area must open out and away from the spa area.
- The spa gate latch should be at least 1500mm from the ground level.
- If the spa gate latch is not at least 1500mm from the ground level, your gate lock on the inside of the fence should be surrounded by a 450mm shield so that it can only be accessed by reaching over the fence or through a lock access point that is 1200mm about ground level. The lock must be at least 150mm below the top of the fence or latch shield access point.
Around the Spa Area
- The windows that open directly to the spa area must only open to a maximum of 100mm or have bars or mesh over them.
- The heights of the window sills from the lowest opening panel to the spa area must be at least 1800mm from the ground.
- Current CPR signs listing the resuscitation techniques must be in clear view from inside the spa area and should be easily read from 3 metres away.
- There must be no climbable objects within 300mm from inside the spa area
- There must be no climbable objects within 1200mm from the outside of the spa fence
Licenced and Accredited E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers
Pool Safety Inspections and Certifications
Trusted Pool Certifiers
- The safety of you and your family is and always will be our main concern.
- Guaranteed compliance inspections conducted by accredited swimming pool inspectors.
- A fundamentally straightforward approach to ensure that the services offered are easy to comprehend.
- Educating our clients about private and public pool safety in line with the law.
- Prompt provision of pool inspections, reports, and compliance certificates with shorter lead times.
We offer our services to any pool or spa owner in the Sydney region.
E1 Pool Certifiers
We are E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers with a strong emphasis on safety and simplifying the complexities of interpreting swimming pool barrier laws. We aim to exceed expectations by reducing response times and enhancing efficiency to meet your deadlines. We take pride in our dedication to seamless communication and industry-recognized approaches. Clear View Property Inspections will provide an effective service that will guarantee pool compliance.
With decades of experience, we share knowledge through an educational method. Our main focus is educating clients about swimming pool barrier safety and compliance. Whether it’s a residential children’s pool or a hotel spa pool, we are here. Our primary objective is to ensure you comprehend the regulations as thoroughly as professionals like us do.
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Swimming Pool Register
The NSW Government has announced that starting 29 April 2016, all properties in NSW with a swimming pool or spa pool CANNOT be sold or leased without a valid swimming pool compliance certificate or relevant occupation certificate. Failure to attach the certificates may allow the purchaser to rescind the contract within 14 days of exchange unless settlement has already occurred. (Source: fairtrading.nsw.gov.au)
Landlords and real estate agents must ensure that any residential tenancy agreement entered on or after 29 April 2016 for any property with a pool facility has a valid certificate of compliance.
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“ Initially we met Robert when he was inspecting our house for the purchaser of our property.
We found him so polite and thorough. We asked for his details and used him for the purchase of our new home. We are very happy customers. The inspection gave us a clear view of what we were purchasing. ”
I'm so glad I used his services!
“ Robert was recommended to me by friends of ours. Not only was he professional from the first conversation but being he is a licensed Builder and Pest controller put me at ease. The report was very detailed and was followed by a phone call to discuss his findings. In the end there was some major issues with the property so we decided to not purchase. Well worth the $$$. ”
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” Robert has been looking after our home for over 7 years now and there is nobody I trust more than him to do a proper and thorough job. His service and communication are the best in the business and to top it off, he is gentleman to deal with. If I could give 6 stars I would as I highly recommend Robert and Clear View Property Inspections. “