The pool inspection in melbourne on your property is a great place to relax, entertain and socialise. However, it can also be a source of accidents and injuries. That’s why new pool safety laws have been introduced to help protect children from drowning in their homes.
How often do pools need to be inspected in Victoria?
New laws require owners of land with a swimming pool or spa to register their pool and spa, have their safety barriers inspected and to lodge a certificate of barrier compliance with council within 30 days of registration. If the inspector finds that your barrier is not complying with the Australian Standard, they will issue a certificate of non-compliance and you must arrange for a re-inspection.
A pool inspection melbourne conducted by an expert will ensure your safety barrier is compliant with the relevant standards and if it’s not, you’ll receive a report that includes all of the information to bring your barrier into compliance. A thorough pool barrier inspection will check that your fences, gates and other barriers are at the correct height and are fit for purpose.
All safety barriers must be checked against the Australian Standard to ensure they are fit for purpose and not climbable by children or pets. They must be able to open away from the pool, be self-closing and self-latching.
If you’re looking to purchase a home with a pool or spa, a pre-purchase inspection will help save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Our team of highly trained and experienced building inspectors will examine the structural integrity and functionality of your home’s pool system, including the safety barriers.