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SWIMMING POOL AND SPA INSPECTIONS IN MELBOURNE

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To All Pool Owners In Victoria - Organise Your Pool Inspection & Certificate Today!

What We Do

We are a Pool & Spa Safety Barrier Inspection company. We conduct inspections of your pool barrier and provide you with a ‘Certificate of Compliance’.

We provide free advice and support including ‘DIY checklists’ in preparation for an inspection.

We will guide you through the 3-step process outlined below.

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Step 1

From 1st November 2020 Pool owners must register their pool or spa with their local council (via their website or in person).

Councils make an assessment of the ‘applicable barrier standard’ of the Pool or Spa.

Council then provide owners with written confirmation regarding their assessment.

This information is then provided to the pool inspector so they can complete the safety inspection.

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Step 2

An Inspector attends the Owner's home and using the Council information completes a formal barrier inspection.

This process involves checking your existing pool safety barriers against the relevant Australian Standards.

If the standards are met you will be issued with a Certificate of Barrier Compliance.

If the standards are not met Owners are provided with a detailed report that lists all the relevant Pool Safety Information to bring the barrier up to compliance.

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Step 3

Once the inspection is completed the Owner must lodge the 'Certificate of Barrier Compliance with their Council.

This completes the Owner’s legal obligations.

Owners are required to obtain a new Certificate every 4 years.

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Pool Safety Barrier Inspections can assist pool and spa owners to obtain Pool Barrier Compliance. We are fully qualified Pool Safety Inspectors who conduct formal swimming pool and spa barrier inspections.

 

This process involves checking your existing pool safety barriers against the relevant Australian Standards as outlined by your Council. Pool owners are provided with a detailed report that lists the relevant rectifications and provides easy to understand advice in order to achieve barrier compliance.

As specialists in pool and spa inspections in Melbourne, we possess the experience and operational expertise to ensure legislative requirements are met. Our Pool Safety inspectors are fully qualified, insured and registered with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). 

Why is Pool and Spa Barrier legislation important?

On average, four young children die in Victoria in home swimming pools or spas each year and many more are taken to hospital for near-drownings.

The social and economic impacts that are caused by these tragedies extend well beyond those whose lives are immediately impacted. Therefore, new safety standards have been introduced by the Victorian Government to improve pool and spa safety.

Our service for pool inspections in Melbourne, Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston are delivered by experienced professionals. 

Pool and Spa Compliance

Pool and Spa owners must ensure they have a compliant safety barrier in accordance with new Building Regulations 2018 requirements to restrict access to the pool/spa area by children under the age of 5.

The property owner must engage a registered private Building Inspector to undertake the inspection and provide a Certificate of Pool and Spa Barrier Compliance.

Pool Safety Barrier Inspections have registered building practitioners able to conduct a pool inspection service and certifications for pool owners in South East Melbourne, Bayside, Kingston, or Glen Eira and surrounding areas.

Why Choose Us?

REPORTS AND CERTIFICATES ARE PROVIDED WITHIN 24 HOURS.

EASY TO FOLLOW INSPECTION REPORTS

Our reports are designed so that Pool Owners know exactly how to achieve compliance. They include specific advice, photos & images unique to your pool or spa.

EXPERT ADVICE

Our Inspectors are fully qualified, insured and registered with the VBA​

‘HASSLE & STRESS’ FREE

We have a range of local tradespeople we recommend who cover smaller jobs through to new barrier installations

SIMPLE ON-LINE BOOKING & PAYMENT PROCESS

Select from the services on our ‘Book Now’ page

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Frequently Asked Questions

If I have an above-ground swimming pool or spa, do I need a safety barrier?


The walls of an above-ground swimming pool or spa provide a barrier if they are at least 1.2 m high from the ground level, and do not have a surface that allows a child to gain a foothold and climb into the swimming pool or spa. Any objects that could be climbable by a young child, such as a pool ladder, pool filter and pump equipment, should be properly fenced.




Can I have a door leading from my house into the pool?


Pool safety barriers installed from 1 May 2010 must not provide direct access from any building, such as a house or garage, into an outdoor pool area. For all swimming pools and spas constructed before 1 May 2010, or for which a building approval or building permit was issued before that date, a door that forms part of the safety barrier must be child-resistant, self-latching and self-closing. In the case of screen doors, it is recommended that these be of solid construction with a securely fitted mesh screen. The door must be kept closed and latched at all times, except when a person is using the door to enter or leave the pool area.




I have recently installed a cover over my swimming pool or spa. Does it comply with the legislation as a safety barrier?


No. Placing a cover or lid over the swimming pool or spa does not meet safety barrier regulations. You are required by law to provide a permanent safety barrier.




I need to replace my current barrier. Do I need a building permit?


If you are replacing an existing safety barrier with a new barrier you will need to comply with the current regulations. This work will require a building permit.




What are the penalties for non-compliance?


The Building Act 1993 and the regulations prescribe fines that can be imposed on an owner or occupier who fails to comply with the swimming pool or spa regulations. Depending on the circumstances, fines can be several thousand dollars. Local councils are responsible for enforcing the regulations. The VBA can also prosecute for breaches of the swimming pool and spa regulations. An example of non-compliance may be failing to install self-closing or self-latching devices, or failure to maintain your swimming pool or spa barrier so that it operates effectively at all times.




A person claiming to be a building surveyor or inspector has recently visited my home requesting to inspect my pool or spa. Do I have to provide them with access to my home?


The owner must be given notice of the inspection and asked to give consent to allow access. If you choose not to allow access, the council or VBA may use their enforcement powers to allow them to enter without your consent. Request to see the officer's identification and, if you have any concerns, contact your local council or the VBA on 1300 815 127 to confirm their identity.