As your local Pool Safety Inspector, we thought it a good time to share our Pool Safety Checklist for the Easter holiday season. Over the last 25 years, 965 children under the age of five drowned in Australia. Swimming pools are the leading location for child drowning, primarily due to a lapse in supervision, faulty gates, and propped open gates.Home pool fencing and effective supervision can help reduce these tragic drowning deaths to zero. Brisbane Pool Certifiers is targeting every home pool owner with a basic reminder to check, fix and maintain their home pool and surrounds this year in order to help eliminate child drowning.
Since Pool Safety Legislation was introduced, drownings of children under five went down to 18. It’s gone from 63 to 18 – that’s real progress but it is still 18 young lives lost in a year.
As a Pool Safety Inspector I do visit some fantastic places & meet some wonderful people. Can you guess the location of my recent Pool Safety Inspection? *You will find the answer at the end of the page.
“My spa has a fully lockable, solid cover. Do I still need to have a complying barrier for the spa, and why?”
An Outdoor Spa requires a compliant pool fence even if they have a lockable lid and, if they are capable of being filled with water to depth of 300mm or more.
As of November 2011 all Pools and Spas in Queensland must be registered on the Qld Pool Safety Register. As a pool owner, you could be fined if your pool or spa has not been included.
Do I need a Pool Safety Certificate? That’s what many QLD residents ask. Brisbane Pool Certifiers answers this question, to help you be legally compliant, whether you’re a pool owner, selling, buying, leading or renting.