FAQs For Pools In Queensland
We have compiled a list of common questions clients have. If you have any further questions, contact us on 0417 630 509 or email .
How and when do I pay?
Payment total can be paid prior to inspection (call 0417 630 509 for options) or cash at time of inspection.
What classifications of pools are there?
- Shared pools: If the residents of 2 or more dwellings constructed on regulated land have or will have a right to use a regulated pool situated on the land, the pool is a shared-pool. (Eg: A pool in a block of units with a body corporate or a pool shared by the guests of a Short-term accommodation provider such as a Hotel or Resort).
- Regulated Pools (Non-shared pools): If the residents of only 1 dwelling have constructed or own a regulated pool situated on regulated land of which no other lot owner has a legal right to use, the pool is a non-shared pool. (E.g. Home Pool.)
What time frame is a Pool Safety Certificate valid for?
Regulated Pools (Non-shared Pools): 2 years
If I'm a homeowner and am not selling or leasing my property, do I need a Pool Safety Certificate?
If you are unsure or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0417 630 509. We will be more than happy to clarify any concerns that you may have.
Is there a handy guide for home owners regarding pool safety?
Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) have produced a great guide on how to make your pool area safer and legal too. Download it now.
If I am buying a property is the seller required to provide me with a Pool Safety Certificate?
If the seller doesn’t provide the buyers with a Form 36, they must provide the buyer/s with a copy of a valid Pool Safety Certificate.
What can happen if I do not get my pool inspected?
How long does it take to get my Pool Safety Certificate after the inspection?
What happens if my pool fence / barrier is found to be non-compliant?
You will also be issued with a Form 26 – Pool safety nonconformity notice. You will then have 90 days to arrange the repairs to the barriers.
Can I use a different pool inspector for the second inspection if my pool does not pass the first pool safety inspection?
Part of my pool fence is my boundary fence; if this part is non-compliant can I ask my neighbour to pay for half of the cost?
Where can I read a copy of QLD swimming pool barrier legislation?
We can email you a copy of the latest pool fencing legislation.
Did You Know?
Pool Safety Certificates are valid…
1 year for shared pools
2 for non-shared pools