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POOL SAFETY REGISTER

Swimming pool owners are now required to register their swimming pools on an online registry provided by the NSW State Government. By registering pool owners are stating to the best of their knowledge that their pool fence complies with all safety standards and regulations. All pool must be registered before October 29th 2013.

Property Rentals

As of 29 April 2014, it will be the landlord’s responsibility to ensure that at the time a property with a pool is leased, the pool will be registered and have a compliance certificate. The landlord must issue a copy of the compliance certificate to the tenant.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) a landlord is required to comply with the requirements of the SPA. Tenants as occupiers of the property also have obligations under the SPA and under their general tenancy agreement to ensure that a child-resistant barrier is at all times maintained in a good state of repair.

Houses For Sale

Swimming pool owners will be required to provide a valid swimming pool compliance certificate before being able to sell a property with a pool from 29 April 2014.

Penalities
Failure to register a swimming pool will incur a penalty of up to $2,200. Non-compliance with other requirements stipulated in the SPA may attract a penalty up to $5,500. Further information relating to the registration process will become available as the legislative amendments are implemented.

Also feel free to download a check list that will help you self assess your pool.

We also recommend contacting your local council for futher information or alternately visiting their web site.

A Safe Pool Is Always a Happy Pool!

 

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