Your pool must be registered and certified for very good reasons.
What do pool safety laws cover?
Pool safety laws apply to all types of pools including:
- Outdoor pools
- Indoor pools
- Portable & inflatable pools
- Spa pools
Residential properties and multi-dwelling properties must hold a pool safety certificate; this applies to the following:
- Strata plans
- Backpacker Hostels
- Boarding houses
- Caravan parks
A swimming pool in your garden can provide fun, exercise and relaxation. However, it can also be the cause of accidents and death. Most swimming pool accidents can be avoided and that is why the government has safety laws for swimming pools.
What you need to know about pool registration
Government pool safety regulations require all pools to be registered as indicated above. If you want to know if your swimming pool is registered you can look up your address on the NSW Swimming Pool Register where all pool owners can register their pool.
The NSW Swimming Pool Register will provide a pool safety checklist you can use to self-assess the safety of your pool. Different guidelines apply, depending on whether you are building, buying, selling or renting a property with a pool.
How to get a pool safety certificate
Pool safety certificates are provided by a licensed pool safety inspector. If your pool is already registered make sure you follow the pool safety checklist provided on the government website before you book an inspection.
Your pool safety certifier will point out any issues you that you may have missed and need to address.