Pool safety Certificates Gold Coast

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Pool Safety Certificates for Gold Coast Pools and Spas.

Fast, Easy and Affordable.

It doesn’t have a difficult to get a pool safety certificate while buying, selling or leasing a property. We make it easier than ever before. With our fast turnaround times, you can get your pool safety certificate (Form 23) certified by one of our qualified and QBCC licenced pool inspectors at your convenience.

We inspect non-shared pools and spas that exist at houses and townhouses and also shared pools that are found at apartment complexes, hotels, motels, resorts and caravan parks.

Poolinspec goes above and beyond to assist you in complying with the Queensland pool safety laws, which were established in 2010. Pool barriers that are compliant prevent access to young children and save lives. You can avoid a drowning risk and severe fines by ensuring that your pool complies with the legislation.

With clear, easy to understand reports, our expert pool inspectors will walk you through any problem areas at the time of inspection. We’ll help you get your pool safe, prevent young children from gaining access and give you peace of mind.

Please take advantage of our affordable rates, expert advice and same-day solutions for pool safety certificates in the Gold Coast. We pride ourselves in offering great service with a smile.

 

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Pool Safety

The pool safety certificate that assures your pool’s safety when you need it most.

With quick turnaround times, Poolinspec services the whole of the Gold Coast. We go the extra mile to help you get your pool safe and risk-free when you need it the most.

Before getting us to come out for your pool inspection, you can check our pool safety certificate checklist. This checklist will help you to verify that your pool complies with the latest pool safety laws and could save you the cost and inconvenience of a re-inspection. Check out our pre-auction and pre-purchase pool safety inspections, that could save you a lot of money before buying a property with a pool. Also, we offer pool safety consultations to help you get your pool compliant before a formal inspection.

With every inspection, we will register your pool with the QBCC at no additional cost.

No matter how easy or complicated your pool layout is, we’ll help you get it safe with multiple solutions for any problems that there may be.

On the day of the inspection, our licenced inspector will assess your pool area for compliance. If your pool complies with the pool safety laws, you will get a pool safety certificate within the same day. However, if your pool doesn’t comply, we will issue a non-conformity notice (Form 26) together with a clear, easy to understand report showing any problems that need fixing. Our inspector will go through this report with you step-by-step.

After receiving your pool safety certificate, as the pool owner, you are responsible for ensuring the compliance of the pool with the safety standards at all times. Failing to maintain the compliance of your pool may result in hefty fines and even worse, drownings.

Pool Safety Certificates Gold Coast

Queensland has the highest instances of child pool drownings in all of Australia, and we want to personally prevent more children from losing their lives due to unsafe pools. To accomplish this goal, we ensure every pool we inspect is as safe as possible. By obtaining a pool safety certificate from Poolinspec, you’ll know your pool is complying with all pool safety laws and regulations. Whether you are buying, leasing or selling a home with a pool, a pool safety certificate from Poolinspec ensures your pool is up to code.

As of 1 December 2010, all properties with a pool are required to have a valid pool safety certificate. A pool safety certificate ensures your pool complies with all Queensland pool safety laws and standards. All certification inspections must be completed by a licensed pool inspector to ensure your pool is as safe as possible. If your pool passes, you will receive your pool safety inspection certificate on the same day.

Pool certification can feel like a long and complicated process due to the numerous ordinances in place to make sure a swimming pool is a safe environment. We understand the frustration you feel when completing the process—especially if you discover your pool is not up to code. This is why we work to make the process simple, easy and fast, so your pool can be up to code in no time, and you can enjoy it all summer long without worrying about your or your family’s safety. Your pool inspector will carefully guide you through the process, notifying you of any codes your pool is not up to date on and recommending affordable solutions so that you can obtain your pool safety certificate as quickly as possible. Remember, when your pool passes inspection, you will receive your certificate the same day. Book your consultation today!

How much does a pool safety certificate cost?

Form 23 (the required QBCC pool certificate) is $41.05 excluding GST. Please note this does not include the price of the pool safety inspection. You can find our complete price list, including inspections, consultations and re-inspections by clicking here.

What kind of pools do you inspect?

We’re glad you asked! Poolinspec inspects non-shared pools and spas at houses and town houses as well as shared pools in numerous buildings, including apartment complexes, hotels, motels, resorts and caravan parks. If you have a pool, we are certified to inspect it.

What do you look for during your inspection?

Some things we look for include:

  • The gap between the bottom of the fence and finished ground must not exceed 100mm.
  • Pool gate opens away from the pool.
  • All climbable objects, including branches, furniture and potted plants, are more than 900mm from the non-climbable zone.
  • No direct access through a door from the house to the pool area.
  • A CPR sign that is a minimum of 300x300mm, made of durable and weatherproof material, visible from anywhere in the pool area, includes an emergency number and has up to date CPR information.

Please note this list is in no way complete and our inspectors look at over 100 safety points. We could keep you here all day to explain each point in detail. You can find some of the biggest things we look for that are easy to spot by reading our compliance checklist. We recommend examining your pool for any issues on our checklist before scheduling an inspection so issues can be fixed.

What will you include in your report about my pool if it doesn’t comply?

  • A clear and thorough report detailing what work your pool fence needs to become certified
  • Photos of any nonconforming items and recommendations on how to fix these items

How long is my pool safety certificate valid for?

For non-shared pools, pool safety certificates are valid for two years. For shared pools, like those found in hotels and apartments, certificates are valid for one year.

Do I need Form 23 to sell my property?

No, you do not. Instead, you can submit Form 36 – Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate to your buyer. However, there can be a few issues with taking this route. Many buyers are not keen on purchasing a property with a pool that is out of date. Instead, they want a safe pool they can use immediately and don’t want to pay for repairs when buying a new home. Others may demand that any issues are fixed before purchasing the home so that the pool is compliant. If you decide to submit Form 36 to your potential buyer, they will most likely request a pre-purchase pool inspection to see the cost of bringing the pool up to code. We recommend completing an inspection to make the selling process easier for you—and avoid the headache of attempting to sell without a certified safe pool. If you do go ahead and submit a Form 36, the buyer then has 90 days to get the pool up to code after settlement. Also, Form 36 in no way clears the seller from having a non-compliant pool. It is the law for a pool owner to ensure the safety of the pool fence at all times. Non-compliance can result in a hefty fine, sometimes up to $22,000 not to mention the potential health risks.

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Your pool certification questions answered.

  • The pool safety standards are clear about which pools require a pool safety certificate. They cover swimming pools, spas and portable pools holding more than 300 millimetres of water or more. If you would like more clarity on this regulation, our pool safety experts are ready to help you.

  • To get a pool safety certificate, you will need a pool safety inspection done by a QBCC licenced and insured pool inspector. Poolinspec pool safety inspection charges are from $80 excluding GST. Additionally, the government certificate fee is $41.05 GST exempt. Call us on 0457445197 to confirm the cost in your area.

  • You can sell a property without a pool safety certificate. However, if you choose to do this, you must give the buyer a notice of no pool safety certificate (Form 36) before entering a sale contract. You’ll need to send the completed copy of the Form 36 to the QBCC (poolsafety@qbcc.qld.gov.au) before settlement. But, more importantly, if you are submitting a form 36-notice of no certificate, your pool must still be compliant. Having a Form 36 does not prevent local government from enforcing action against you if your pool is not compliant. Also, the buyer has 90 days from the date of settlement to get a pool safety certificate. It is the seller’s responsibility to complete the Form 36 – Notice of no pool safety certificate (L) and give a copy to the buyer and also the QBCC.

  • If you sell, lease or buy a property in Queensland with a pool; you need a new pool safety certificate issued by a licenced pool safety inspector registered with the QBCC.

  • You can only get a pool safety certificate issued by instructing a qualified and licenced pool safety inspector to inspect your pool. To save you time and money, before giving us a call to come and do an inspection, first check out our pool safety checklist to see if your pool complies.

  • If our inspector finds your pool to be non-compliant, you can avoid receiving a certificate of non-conformity by committing to do the necessary repairs within 48 hrs. We’ll go through an easy to understand report with you explaining all the areas that need attention to comply. Failing to do the repairs within this time, we will issue a non-conformity certificate, and you will get 90 days to make the repairs before the next inspection. The same inspector has to do the re-inspection of your pool once the repairs are done.

  • A pool safety certificate for a non-shared pool is valid for two years and one year for a shared pool. However, you are only required to get a new pool safety certificate when you sell or lease the property with the pool. If the pool certificate is current at the time of settlement, you don’t have to get a new certificate. It remains the property owner’s responsibility to maintain the pool and barrier to comply with the pool fence standards at all times. Failing to maintain your barrier could result in severe penalties from the local government should they do a random inspection on your property.

  • If the seller gives you a notice of no pool safety certificate (Form 36) before you enter into an offer to purchase, you can get a pre-purchase inspection done. This inspection will establish if any works need to be carried out on the pool barrier to ensure its compliance. The benefits of getting a pre-inspection are that you would be able to know the costs of any necessary repairs before entering into an offer.

  • You can only get an exemption from complying with the pool safety standards if either of the following applies:

    • If you or another person living in the property have a disability, you will need to apply to your local council for exemption from parts of the pool safety laws. Your local council will investigate and if they believe that you live in the property where there is a pool. Also, if you can’t access the pool if the fencing complied with the laws.
    • If the pool safety laws are physically impractical, you can apply to your local council for exemption from parts of the pool safety laws. This exemption will only apply to the necessary extent to overcome the impracticality. 
  • For newly built pools, a Final Inspection Certificate (Form 17)  or Certificate of Classification issued by the building certifier replaces a pool compliance certificate. This certificate for a non-shared pool is valid for 2 years and must confirm that the pool meets the safety laws and must be lodged by the building inspector with the QBCC at poolsafety@qbcc.qld.gov.au.

  • Before entering into a lease, you must receive a valid pool safety certificate from the owner of the property. If a valid certificate is not available, the property owner must get a pool safety inspection done on the pool before leasing the property. Failing which, the owner of the property risks getting a hefty fine at random inspections by the QBCC. Not only that, but the lives of young children are at risk with non-compliant pools.

  • You can get a copy of your pool safety certificate on the QBCC website. Just enter your property address. If there is a current certificate linked to your property address, then you can view it here. However, if there is no valid certificate linked to your address, then you need to get a pool safety inspection done.

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