Getting a pool safety certificate when buying, selling or leasing a property doesn’t have to be difficult. We make it easier than ever before. With fast turnaround times and at your convenience, you can get your pool safety certificate (Form 23) issued by a qualified and QBCC licensed pool inspector without hassle.
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.
At Poolinspec, we go the extra mile to help you comply with the Qld pool safety laws, established in 2010. Compliant pool barriers prevent access to young children and save lives. By ensuring that your pool complies with the laws, you’re avoiding a drowning risk and hefty fines.
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. We pride ourselves in offering great service with a smile.
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 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.
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 certificate, you will need a pool safety inspection done by a licenced pool inspector. At Poolinspec the cost of the inspection is $89 and additionally, the government certificate fee is $41. The total cost to get a pool safety certificate done by one of our pool safety inspectors will be $130. All costs exclude GST.
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 (email@example.com) 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 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 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 it’s 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:
For newly built pools, a Final Inspection Certificate (Form 17) or Certificate of Classification issued by the building certifier replaces a pool 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.