Pool Safety Inspection

Our Comprehensive Building Pool Inspection informs you about the condition of the pool

The intent of a pool inspection is to evaluate the current condition of all accessible pool components and the inspection consists of three phases:

  1. Pool placement and protection. This includes fencing, gates, screen enclosure, 
  2. Pool vessel and coping. This includes the pool and deck surface condition (cracks, discoloration, and pitting) and the coping surrounding the pool (open joints, cracking).
  3. Pool equipment operation. This includes operation of the pump, inspection for leakage, proper skimming and filtration and filter pressure

Fencing

All swimming pools must have a continuous safety barrier maintained by the pool owner that restricts access by young children to the pool. If you are a property owner and are selling a property with a pool built before July 19.

 

Check if your pool gate complies

  1. Gate open outwards, away from the pool
  2. Latch release is 1,500mm above finished surface
  3. Hinges are tension- adjustable (for self closure)
  4. Gate is self- closing and self latching
  5. Latch can not be locked in the "open" position
  6. latch cannot be prised opened using implements
  7. Gate latch cannot be shaken or jolted open
  8. Gate will latch from any position, including from resting on the latching mechnaism

Filtration

  • In-ground or above-ground swimming pools and spas must have a water recirculation and filtration system that complies with Australian standards. This is to reduce the risk of a young child being trapped by suction.