Pool Safety Certificates

Pool Safety Certificates for QLD 

Ensuring the Safety of Your Pool

At A1 Certifiers, we understand the importance of pool safety and the need to prevent drowning incidents in backyard swimming pools. That’s why we offer professional pool safety inspections and certificates to ensure that your pool fencing complies with the current safety legislation and standards.

What is a Pool Compliance Certificate?

A pool compliance certificate, also known as a pool safety certificate, is a certification that verifies your pool fencing meets the required pool safety standards. Whether you’re buying, selling, leasing, or residing in a property, a licensed pool safety inspector must conduct a pool safety inspection to obtain the certificate.

Pool Compliance Certificate in QLD

Since December 1, 2010, all properties in Queensland must adhere to pool safety standards and have a valid pool safety certificate. At A1 Certifiers, we provide affordable pool safety inspections throughout Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast, offering flexible appointment times and fast turnaround on certificates.

Our Pool Safety Inspections Include:

  • Clear and accurate reporting
  • Certificate lodged with the government within 24 hours
  • Inclusion of large photos of any nonconforming items in the reports
  • Reports returned to the client within 24 hours
  • Reminder letters sent one month before the pool safety certificate expires

Passing the Pool Safety Inspection

Many pool safety inspections fail due to noncompliance with government standards. Educate yourself on the standards in your area and the inspection process.
We encourage you to refer to the QLD’s government’s checklist, which our inspectors also use, to ensure a successful inspection.

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Pool Fences, Pool Gates, and Barriers

It’s essential not only to have a safe pool but also a compliant pool barrier or fence that is well-maintained at all times. Your pool gates must have self-closing hinges or latching devices. A properly functioning pool fence and barrier are crucial for preventing child drowning and serious injuries.

If your pool fence or barrier is damaged, it’s important to repair it immediately to comply with Development Code MP 3.4—Swimming pool barriers, as mandated by the government since November 30, 2015.

Choose A1 Certifiers for your pool safety inspection needs and ensure the safety and compliance of your pool. Contact us today to schedule your inspection and obtain your pool compliance certificate.

Please do not hesitate to contact A1 Certifier if you require a pool certifier for listed areas. 

Call us to learn more about getting your pool approved.

Shared Swimming Pools

In cases where residents of multiple dwellings share a swimming pool, such as a body corporate, it is mandatory to provide tenants with a copy of a valid pool safety certificate before entering into a lease agreement.

This requirement applies to various businesses, including hotels, motels, resorts, lodgings, and body corporates managing any form of shared accommodation. A shared pool safety certificate remains valid for one year.

Leasing a Home with a Pool

If a property has a pool that is exclusively accessible to the current tenants, it is considered a non-shared pool. In such cases, property owners must ensure that a valid pool safety certificate is in place before entering into a new lease agreement or renewing an existing one.

Private Residential Pools

Homeowners with non-shared residential pools must ensure that their pool fences comply with the latest pool safety standards. Safety certificates issued for these types of pools are valid for a period of two years.

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Selling a Property with a Pool

  • If a current pool safety certificate is available, the seller must provide a copy of the certificate to the buyer before the settlement date.
  • If a valid pool safety certificate is not available by the settlement date, the seller must provide the buyer with Form 36, which includes the settlement date.
  • If there is no safety certificate when entering into a contract of sale, the seller must provide the prospective buyer with Form 36, known as the “Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate.” This notification helps prospective buyers make informed decisions regarding pool compliance when purchasing the property.

Buying a Property with a Pool

If you are purchasing a property with a pool, a pool safety inspection can identify non-compliant items and provide you with an estimate of the cost to rectify them. At A1 Certifier, we can provide a quote for these necessary repairs.

In the event that you have purchased a property with a pool but without a pool safety certificate, you have 90 days from the settlement date to obtain a valid pool certificate.

Please do not hesitate to contact A1 Certifier if you require a pool certifier for listed areas. 

Call us to learn more about getting your pool approved.


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