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Your Neighbourhood Swimming Pool Safety
To ensure the safety of children, particularly those under five years of age, pool owners are required by law to maintain and oversee the safety of their pool area.
If you are a pool owner, or plan to build, buy, rent or sell a property with a pool you must ensure you are aware of laws that apply.
Read more about Swimming Pools and Spas (NSW Fair Trading)
Under the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012, all pool and spa owners are required to register their pool on the NSW Swimming Pool Register.
The Swimming Pools Act 1992 requires access to all private swimming pools (including inflatable pools) and spa pools be restricted with a child-resistant barrier.
Pool fencing requirements vary according to when the pool was constructed and where the pool is located, or if under construction. For more information see Fair Trading NSW.
The Swimming Pool Regulation 2008 requires that a compliant resuscitation sign be displayed in clear view of the pool.
Council offers an inspection and compliance certification service to assist owners in identifying if their existing pool meets all requirements.
Cost: $150 for the first inspection; $100 for subsequent inspections.
If you are selling a property with a swimming pool or spa pool, you must ensure the contract for sale includes a certificate of registration and either:
If you are leasing a property with a swimming pool or spa pool, you must provide the tenant with a copy of the valid certificate of compliance or occupation certificate and a certificate of registration.
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