USEFUL LINKS POOL SAFETY LEGISLATION with GOVERNMENT REFERENCED DOCUMENTS

Useful links and pdf downloads of brochures and relevant information regarding the new laws pertaining to pools and spas for all pool owners, landlords, and real estate agents.

These pool safety certificates apply for all:

  • Residential homes and rental properties

  • Body corporates and units

  • Hotels, motels, and caravan parks

  • Resorts and large complexes

New Pool Safety LawsCLICK HERE to read what the Queensland Government has introduced Australia’s toughest new pool safety laws as a result of the most comprehensive review of Queensland’s swimming pool safety laws in nearly 20 years.

A review of QLD’s swimming pool safety lawsCLICK HERE to read the swimming pool safety review committee report to the Queensland Government in April 2009.

Government ChecklistCLICK HERE and see how safe is your pool.
Queensland Development CodeCLICK HERE  to read swimming pool barriers to safeguard young children from drowning or injury in regulated pools.

Form 36 CLICK HERE to download notice of no pool safety certificate.

Form 37 CLICK HERE to download notice of no pool safety certificate (accommodation agreement, non-shared pool)

Form 9 – Entry Notice – CLICK HERE to download Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008

John Stanton

“As a registered builder, John can advise and arrange all aspects of building works or fences that may need adjusting to attain compliance. This means just one call to us and simplifies the process from inspection to compliance. Before calling us for an inspection, you can download our free checklist to check the safety of your pool enclosure, fences, and gates. Once you have completed the checklist, call us to arrange an inspection. Your Pool Inspection’s aim is to have your pool and enclosure compliant on the first inspection.”

JOHN STANTON – OWNER LICENSED INSPECTOR

VITAL TIPS POOL OWNERS – LANDLORDS – MANAGERS – REAL ESTATE AGENTS

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  1. Who should I contact if my pool fence has been damaged by the recent floods?
  2. Can I repair the fence myself?
  3. Do I need the approval to carry out minor repairs and do the repairs need to be inspected by a pool safety inspector or a building certifier?
  4. If the pool fence requires more than just minor repairs (for example more than 2.4 metres of the fence is damaged or more than two fence post is affected) can I do the repairs myself?
  5. If the repairs to the pool fence do require a building approval, will the fence need to be inspected when the work is completed?
  6. I am a landlord or a tenant of a rental property with a pool. How do the flood and cyclone related exemptions apply to me?
  7. Can homeowners enter into a new lease agreement for their property from 8 January until 8 July 2011 without a pool safety certificate?
  8. What about rental houses with pools that have already been inspected but a pool safety certificate has not yet been issued?
  9. How do I register my pool?
  10. Is the new pool safety standard much different from the old standards?
  11. If there is a shared pool associated with long term accommodation (e.g. a unit complex) and the pool belongs to the body corporate, when is a certificate required, and by whom?
  12. If there is a shared pool associated with short-term accommodation (e.g. a hotel), when is a certificate required, and by whom?
  13. If I am selling my property, what do I need to do to comply with the new laws?
  14. When Form 36 is issued, who is then responsible for obtaining the pool safety certificate?

POOL SAFETY INSPECTION

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  1. Can a potential purchaser get a pool safety certificate for a pool?
  2. What happens if I get a nonconformity notice?
  3. Can a Form 11 (certificate of classification) or a Form 17 (final inspection certificate) be used instead of a pool safety certificate?
  4. My spa has a fully lockable, solid cover. Do I still need to have a complying barrier for the spa, and why?
  5. Does my above ground pool need to have a separate barrier?
  6. Renting a Property – Neighbours – Exemptions

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RENTING A PROPERTY – NEIGHBOURS – EXEMPTIONS

  1. Do the new pool inspections need to occur each time a property is tenanted?
  2. I am a tenant of a property with no barrier around the pool. The owners refuse to put a barrier in. Who can I report this to?
  3. My neighbour has a pool – I’ve heard that trees on my property may need to be removed in order for my neighbour’s pool to comply with the new legislation. Is this correct?
  4. Exemptions – Are there any exemptions available under the new laws and who can grant them?
  5. What about exemptions and variations granted before the new pool safety laws?

TIPS FOR POOL OWNERS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, PROPERTY MANAGERS & AGENTS

SELLING A PROPERTY WITH A POOL

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Information in this download is for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. There is a separate fact sheet provided for buildings in which short-term accommodation is provided, such as hotels, motels, and backpacker hostels.

  1. Pools affected by the laws – Shared pools, non-shared pools, spas, and portable pools.
  2. Contracts of sale – before entering into a contract, before contract, and after contract, and auction.
  3. Pool safety certificates – How do I get a pool safety certificate?
  4. Is a new pool safety certificate required before each sale?
  5. Where there is a shared pool, does every unit owner need to have a pool inspected separately?
  6. What happens if the pool doesn’t comply with the inspection?
  7. What are the penalties for noncompliance?

REAL ESTATE AGENTS – PROPERTY MANAGERS

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Information in this download is for real estate agents, property managers, and other property agents. It relates to the new pool safety laws and how they affect sales, leases, and other accommodation agreements.

  1. Pool safety information for property agents.
  2. Flood and cyclone exemption and pools affected by the laws.
  3. Pool safety forms – Form 23, 36
  4. Key Changes
  5. Shared and non-shared pools
  6. Contracts of sale; before entering into a contract, before and after settlement
  7. Leases and other accommodation agreements
  8. Phase-in periods
  9. Penalties for noncompliance
  10. Pool safety certificates

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