POOL CERTIFICATION NSW – FAQ’s

Do these regulations apply to me in NSW?

Yes. If your property has a swimming pool or spa you must register your pool or spa with the N.S.W. Swimming Pool Register.  You must comply with pool certification regulations that apply to your pool.

Can i offer my property for sale or lease and provide a pool safety certificate later?

No, If you wish to sell or lease that property you must obtain a Pool Compliance Certificate prior to marketing the property.  The pool certification becomes part of your lease or contract for the sale of your property.

How long will my certificate be valid for?

3 years

My neighbour has a pool but no fence is this legal?

Each pool is assessed individually; as pool regulations have changed these changes have not been made retrospectively.  The date the pool was built is pivotal to what is required but this is not the only factor that effects your responsibilities under the regulations.

How quickly can i get an ispection?

Our pool safety inspector can provide an express pool inspection completed within 2 days, or a standard pool safety certificate within 10 days.  We can email pool certification certificates to your solicitor or agent.

I live in a strata appartment with a common pool.  Do i need a certificate?

Yes. A valid certificate of certification needs to be held by the Owners Corporation as the owner of the pool or spa.  All owners in the scheme can rely on that certificate when sell or lease their property.

What can i do to insure my pool passes inspection?

See our Pool Safety Compliance FIVE QUICK FIXES These are the simple things you can do to ensure that when the pool safety inspector arrives, your pool safety certification can take place quickly and successfully.

What happens if my pool fails the initial inspection?

You will be advised of the items of noncompliance and when these are rectified we can re inspect and issue the pool certification certificate.