In Melbourne, Victoria, new pool fencing regulations were launched on 1 December 2019, requiring that every swimming pool and spa must be examined by a registered inspector and a Certificate of Compliance must be obtained and submitted to Council every four years. At Pool Compliance Victoria, we are a team of registered building inspectors, authorised to carry out assessments, inspections and issue compliance certificates once your pool barrier meets the applicable regulations and standards.
What’s The Process Involved?
If you own a spa or a swimming pool in your backyard, you are required to register your spa or pool with the relevant council by 1 November 2020. After registering and receiving your council response stating the build date and applicable barrier standard, you can arrange for an assessment of your pool fence to make sure that it complies with requirements of the Victorian Building Regulations.
Book A Site Consultation With Us:
If you want us to conduct an assessment of your pool fencing, we are happy to do that for you. One of our Registered Building Inspectors will thoroughly assess your pool and spa safety barrier and provide site advice to assist you to ensure its conformity with the Australian standards. If your pool safety barrier complies with the applicable barrier standard, we will issue a certificate of compliance that can be lodged with your relevant council.
What Happens If The Pool Fence Is Non-Compliant?
If our inspector determines that your pool fencing is not compliant, we may issue you a written report specifying the problems that must be fixed to bring the barrier into compliance. You may be given up to a maximum of 60 days to fix the barriers, gates and doors if applicable and the date and time to conduct re-inspection will also be scheduled.
On the day of re-inspection, we will check all the essential aspects of your pool fencing and issue a Compliance Certificate, if the barrier meets the required standard. Please note that if the barrier is severely deficient and poses an immediate and significant risk to child safety, a certificate of non-compliance may be issued and lodged with the relevant council. The council will inform you of your obligations and may require you to pay penalties.
If you have any questions about getting your pool safety compliance certificate, give us a call on 1800 766 528. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have.