Sydney, NSW | Pest Manager Lic: 5074237 | Builders Lic: 211725C
It is recommended that a qualified and licensed pool safety inspector carry out a pool safety inspection. However, if you would like to do a preliminary inspection yourself, here are some steps you can follow:
1. Check the pool fence and gate: Ensure that the fence or barrier around the pool is at least 1200mm high, with no gaps or openings that a child could climb through. Check that the gate is self-closing and self-latching and opens away from the pool area.
2. Check for climbable objects: Remove any objects that a child could use to climb over the fence or barrier, such as furniture, pot plants or tree branches.
3. Check the pool area: Ensure that the pool area is clear of any hazards, such as toys or objects that could cause someone to trip or fall.
4. Check the pool cover: If you have a pool cover, ensure that it is in good condition and meets the relevant safety standards.
5. Check pool water quality: Check the water quality of the pool to ensure that it is safe to swim in. This can be done using a water testing kit or by taking a sample to a pool shop for testing.
It is important to note that a DIY inspection is not a substitute for a professional pool safety inspection, and a licensed inspector may identify issues that are not apparent during a DIY inspection. A professional pool safety inspection will also provide you with a formal report outlining any areas that require attention, which can be useful in addressing any potential safety hazards early on.
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