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  • Writer's pictureBrent Heness

Is Your Swimming Pool Safe ?

Updated: Oct 11, 2020

As a swimming pool owner you are required to register your pool at the NSW Swimming Pool Register.

  • Provide swimming pool fencing and other approved child-resistant barriers around swimming pools and spa pools

  • Provide a valid swimming pool compliance certificate before you sell or lease a property with a pool

  • Display a resuscitation chart or warning notice in a prominent position in the immediate vicinity of the pool

  • Real estates must supply a safety certificate when leasing a property with a pool.

The Definition of a pool.

A pool is defined under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 as an excavation as a, structure or vessel:

  • that is capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300 millimetres or more; and

  • that is solely or principally used, or that is designed, manufactured or adapted to be solely or principally used, for the purpose of swimming, wading, paddling or other human aquatic activity; and

  • includes a spa pool, but does not include a spa bath, anything that is situated within a bathroom or anything declared by the regulation not to be a swimming pool for the purposes of this Act.

  • The NSW swimming pool register has a range of checklists for the different types of pools.

  • Find the pool types and relevant checklists to see if your pool complies at the NSW Swimming Pool Register website


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