Pool Safety Inspection and Certification
At Clear View Property Inspections we ensure that swimming pools and spas meet safety standards. Our service includes pool safety inspections and certifications. This involves checking compliance with the Swimming Pools Act. Pool owners must register their pools or spas with the local council, as well as ensuring they adhere to specific pool safety requirements.
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Obtaining a Pool Safety Certificate
The pool safety inspection laws in NSW are designed to ensure that all swimming pools and spas meet specific safety standards to prevent drownings and increase pool safety. Pool owners must register their pools or spas with their local council and ensure they meet specific safety requirements. A licensed inspector such as Clear View Property Inspections will assess the pool’s compliance during an inspection and issue a pool safety certificate.
Clear View Property Inspections specializes in certifying both private and public pools. Based in Sydney, our business issues certificates according to NSW government regulations. With over 20 years of experience in residential building and construction, we are considered one of the leading swimming pool certifiers in the industry.
We are licenced and accredited as E1 swimming pool certifiers, builders, building designers and building consultants. We are fully accredited by the Building Professionals Board (BPB) and are full members of the Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC), Building Designers Association of Australia (BDA) and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).
What We Do
We provide a streamlined service that makes the process of 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 the complete pool certifying assistance.
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Pool Certification Process
All swimming pools and spas, both indoor and outdoor, must comply with specific pool safety standards. These standards cover a range of areas, including fencing and barriers, gates, latches, pool covers, and warning signs. Pool owners must ensure their pools meet these standards and obtain a Pool Compliance Certificate.
Conducting the Inspection
To obtain a Pool Compliance Certificate, a licensed inspector from Clear View Property Inspections will inspect the pool and certify that it meets safety standards. The inspection will cover fencing, gates, pool covers, warning signs, and other required safety features. If any issues are found during the inspection, they must be addressed before issuing a Certificate of Compliance.
Documentation and Reporting
It is the responsibility of the pool owner to prioritize pool safety and take appropriate actions in the report to prevent accidents or injuries. A pool barrier inspection report will determine if your swimming pool or spa complies with the necessary regulations. The inspector will carefully examine your pool area and provide either a certificate of compliance or a notice indicating any non-compliance issues that need to be addressed.
Increasing Property Value
A pool inspection certification can increase a property’s value by assuring potential buyers or tenants of its compliance with safety standards.
Clear View Property Inspections can assist with all NSW Swimming Pool registrations, compliance and necessary certificates. We can ensure continued pool safety compliance even after being issued a certificate of compliance
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Pool Certification and Compliance
To ensure compliance with pool safety regulations in NSW, Clear View Property Inspections assist pool owners with any non-compliance issues promptly. If a pool or spa is found non-compliant, the pool owner will receive a notice and have six weeks to make the necessary repairs or installations. Failure to comply with the notice will result in forwarding the matter to the local council unless there is an immediate risk to public safety.
We ensure your pool or spa complies with all pool safety standards set by the NSW government. These standards are designed to prevent drownings and increase pool safety; compliance is essential to keep everyone safe.
In New South Wales, obtaining a Pool Compliance Certificate is required when selling or leasing a property with a pool. Without this certificate, approval for the sale or lease may be denied and there can be penalties for the pool owner.
We’re an E1 Certifier, Certified Building Inspector and Certified Pool Safety Inspection Specialist. Obtaining a pool inspection certification provides peace of mind, knowing that your pool or spa meets all safety standards.
Need to obtain a pool certificate?
All Residential swimming pools must be registered before we can do our inspection.
In NSW, all swimming pools and spas, both indoor and outdoor, must be registered with the local council.
Please register first before booking our service below.
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New South Government Pool Safety Mandates
Complying with pool safety requirements is crucial in preventing drownings and ensuring overall pool safety. Pool owners should be aware of their obligations, proactively take steps towards ongoing compliance, and obtain a Pool Compliance Certificate. Regular inspections are recommended to ensure that pools meet safety standards, with any identified issues being addressed promptly.
The inspection and certification checklist for pool barriers is determined by several factors, such as the age of the pool (with different rules applying to those built before 1 July 2010), any major renovations or alterations to the fence or access point, and the type of pool (including indoor, outdoor, spa, or portable).
Pool Barrier Checklist
This is not the complete comprehensive checklist for in-ground pools, above-ground pools, portable pools or spa pools.
- 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
- If perforated or mesh fencing is used, the holes must be 13mm wide or less
- The gate must be closed on its own and latch 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 totally 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 from the 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.
- There must be no gaps of more than 100mm under your spa fence.
- There must be no gaps of more than 100mm between the vertical or near-vertical rails of the fence gate.
- There must be no potential hand holds or foot holds within 900mm of the top of the spa fence in any direction.
Spas Enclosed by a Pool Fence
- If the spa was built before 1 September 2008, the fence must be at least 1200mm high all the way around the spa.
- If the spa was built after 1 September 2008, the fence must be at least 1800mm high all around the spa.
- The spa fence must be well maintained and in a good state of repairs, 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 meters away.
- No climbable objects must be within 300mm from inside the spa area.
- There must be no climbable objects within 1200mm from the outside of the spa fence.
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WHY CHOOSE US
- Safety – For you and your family is and always will be our primary focus
- Assurance – Accredited swimming pool compliance inspectors.
- Fundamentally a simplistic approach to ensure that the service provided is easy to understand
- Educate – Our clients in understanding private and public pool safety in accordance with the legislation
- Timely – Pool inspections, reports and compliance certificates provided with reduced lead times
- You And your family’s safety are our number one priority
We offer our services to any pool or spa owner in the Sydney region.
We are E1 Swimming Pool Certifiers with a focus on safety and eliminating the challenges of interpreting swimming pool barrier legislation. We aim to exceed expectations by reducing response times and improving efficiency to meet your timeline. We pride ourselves in our commitment to seamless communication and industry-recognised methods. In addition, we guarantee a simple, efficient service that will ensure compliance, and above all, safety in your backyard!
With decades of experience, we share our knowledge through an educational approach. Our priority is to inform clients on swimming pool barrier safety and pool compliance. Whether it’s a children’s pool in your own backyard or a spa pool in your hotel, we are the ones to call. The emphasis we place on ensuring that you understand the regulations as much as professionals like us do is our main objective.
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Hear from our customers
Great service and super detailed inspection.
“ 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 $$$. ”
Could give 6 stars
” 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. “