As of November 2011 all Pools and Spas in Queensland must be registered. As a pool owner, you could face a fine of up to $2356 if your pool or spa is not on the Register.
What is the Qld Pool Safety Register?
The Pool Safety Register is a database that records all regulated pools within the sate of Queensland. The purpose is to provide all stake holders such as property owners, pool safety inspectors, local councils, property agents and QBCC with a central source of information. This includes Regulated Pools, pool safety certificates and pool safety inspectors.
What is a Regulated Pool?
* Swimming Pools including portable pools and spas Your portable pool or spa must comply with pool safety laws. If it can hold more than 300mm of water. Has a volume of more than 2,000L or has a filtration system. Queensland’s pool safety laws don’t apply to portable pools and spas that meet all of the below criteria. You can’t fill it with more than 300mm of water. It has a maximum volume of 2,000L. It has no filtration system.
How do I know if my pool is registered?
* You can access the Qld Pool Safety Register through the QBCC website. Just enter your address and search. It will then show you if your pool is recorded on this property. The register will provide you with information regarding any Pool Safety Certificates which may be current or lapsed. It is also a good idea to check all the property details on the register for accuracy and report any errors to QBCC.
Do I need to get a Pool Safety Certificate if my pool is on the register?
You will only be required to obtain a Pool Safety Certificate for your pool if you intend to sell or lease/rent you property. The pool must still be fully compliant with the current Qld Pool Safety Standards even if you don’t require a Pool Safety Certificate. QBCC have an interactive checklist as a general guide to assist you meet your obligations with the Pool Safety Legislation. Pool Safety Inspectors must carry out more in-depth tests and measurements for compliance with current Pool Fence Regulations. If you are unsure it is always best to engage a licensed Pool Safety Inspector.
Pool Fence Regulations
The minimum height from finished ground level to the top of the barrier is 1200mm. The maximum allowable gap from finished ground level to the bottom of any barrier is 100mm. There must be a gap of at least 900mm between any horizontal rails on the outside. Gaps in the vertical members must not exceed 100mm.
Pool Safety Certification
If you require a Pool Safety Certificate or would like us to do a Pool Safety Inspection to check for compliance with the Qld Pool Fence Regulations you can click here to book online www.brisbanepoolcertifiers.com.au