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Pool Safety Inspections Brisbane

Looking for a Pool Safety Inspection in Brisbane?

Is it time for a Pool Safety Inspection? Do you live in the Brisbane & need a pool safety certificate? We are experts in pool safety and you’ve come to the right place! All pool safety inspection & consulting services are conducted by in-house licensed safety inspectors who have great knowledge not only in pool safety, but also building swimming pools.

Since Queensland has made it compulsory to register your swimming pool, you must also abide by the pool safety laws. A pool safety certificate will give you the peace of mind that your swimming pool’s safety barrier is compliant in accordance to the pool safety regulations.

Why Choose Pooltech?

We set ourselves apart by providing a reliable & trustworthy service, we’ll always turn when we say we will & only employ skilled pool safety specialists.

The team at Pooltech value your time, whether its a pool safety inspection or consulting, our inspectors will only provide you with the most up to date pool safety regulation knowledge & easy to read reports. We are committed to providing customers with feasible, practical solutions for swimming pool barriers resulting in non-compliance. Our reports are sent within 24 hours & pool safety certificates are sent the same day!

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How to! Register Your Swimming Pool

Follow these five quick steps to add your pool to Qbcc’s swimming pool register… it’ll only take 2 minutes!

Step 1. Goto the Pool Safety Register for Qld.. Pool Register – QBCC

Step 2. ‘Search’ your property by address or lot number.

Step 3. Find & Select your ‘Address’.

Step 4. Select ‘Register Pool’.

Step 5. Fill in your details & press ‘Submit’. Check the email confirmation… All done!

Double Check! your emails
Don’t forget to check your email for any actions needed to confirm your submission. The registration can take up to 3 days for it to be processed and entered into the database.

Pool Safety Certificates Guidelines

In Queensland, all regulated swimming pools must comply with the Pool Safety Standards whether the pool is new or existing. If you are selling or buying a property with a pool, the pool must have a valid pool safety certificate unless a form 36 is attached to the sale.

Renewing expired Pool Safety Certificates isn’t required unless you’re selling, leasing your property or have made significant changes. Although the pool’s safety certificate is expired & a renewal isn’t mandatory, the pool’s safety barrier must remain compliant with the current pool safety regulations.

Do Pool Safety Certificates expire?

  • Non-Shared Pool safety certificates are valid for 2 years from the date it was issued.
  • Shared Pool safety certificates are valid for 1 year from the date it was issued.
Whats the difference?
Non-shared swimming pools are accessible by only one dwelling.
Shared pools are accessible by more than one dwelling, eg. Apartment Blocks, Hotels, Backpackers, Townhousing Complex, Motels.

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Swimming Pool Safety Regulations in Queensland

Pool Safety Standards

Take a look below at the most commonly viewed pool safety regulations in Queensland. Each regulation has tips on what to look out for when doing a self-assessment on your fence.

NCZ or Non-Climbable Zones in Queensland

Non-climbable zones around the Pool Fence.

Non-climbable zones are areas around the pool’s safety barrier which outline parts of the fence to be free from ‘stepping points’ in order to comply with the pool safety regulations.

What are ‘stepping points’ & ‘footholds’?

Projections & indentations which have a depth of 10mm can be classed as a stepping point or a foothold. Essentially, stepping points or footholds can be used to aid a child to climb a swimming pool’s safety fence.

‘Clear Area’ VS ‘Additional Clear Area’

  • Clear Area – Inside the pool area, the clear area is a depth of 300mm & a vertical length of 900mm. Directly adjacent to the 900mm ncz.
  • Additional Clear Area – The ‘Additional Clear Area’ is a zone which can effectively be applied above or below the non climbable zone (or both) providing the ‘non climbable zone’ & the ‘additional clear area’ equates to 1200mm. This is to maintain the effective height of the safety barrier.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #1
1.1 With a tape, measure 900mm perpendicular from the top rail. Check there are no objects, projections or indentations.
1.2 Measure 300mm adjecent to the NCZ inside the pool area & look for objects within this zone.
1.3 Look out for taps, sockets, pipes, branches… the most common stepping points around the pool fence.
Pool height regulations

Pool Safety Height Requirements in Qld

Whats the ‘Minimum’ Pool Safety Fence Height?

To comply, a swimming pool’s safety barrier must be at least 1200mm in height. This measurement is taken from the top of the barrier to solid ground.

Distances Between Horizontal Rails

Horizontal rails cannot be present within the 900mm non-climbable zone and is often seen with timber fencing. As it’s one of the main culprits for non compliance, the most cost effective way of removing this stepping point is to incorporate a 60 degree angled wedge to the horizontal rail.

Maximum Gaps Under the Pool Fence

Any gaps under the pool’s safety barrier can not exceed more than 100mm, this includes any other types of openings or gaps around the pool barrier. Finished ground levels must be solid & non-removable.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #2

2.1 Areas with loose soil should be compacted down.
2.2 Decorative gravel under a pool fence is usually non-compliant.
2.3 Where fencing ‘steps up’ , check that the highest lower rail & the lowest upper rail are not within the 900mm NCZ. 

ally pool fence regulations

Boundary Pool Requirements Qld

Is there a Minimum Boundary Fence Height?

Minimum heights for a boundary fence acting as a pool safety barrier is 1200mm, unless the non-climbable is located on the inside of the pool area, where it must be a minimum of 1800mm.

When Non-climbable Zones are on the inside the Pool Area.

Non-climbable zones on a boundary fence can be located on the inside of the pool area, providing the barrier is at least 1800mm high. There must also be no stepping points in the 900mm non-climbable zone, which is measured perpendicularly from the top of the boundary fence.

Intersecting Pool Fences

Pool barriers intersecting a boundary fence is acceptable, even if the top rail is inside the 900mm non-climbable. However, the width of the top rail cannot exceed more than 50mm and must intersect at an angle between 45° & 135° degrees.

Timber Pool Fence Horizontal Rails

As timber fences are constructed with palings, posts and horizontal rails, it’s quite common for the horizontals to be on the outside of the pool’s safety barrier. These horizontal rails cannot be within the 900mm non climbable zone. Alternatively if the horizontal rails are spaced 900mm apart, there should be a sufficient non-climbable zone in regards to the pool safety laws.

Splash Proof Fencing Regulations (new builds only)

Splash proof fencing is not assessed during a pool safety inspection. However, this regulation is only assessed during a building inspection for newly constructed pools, by a building certifier. Splash proof fencing is not part of the pool safety standard & is not considered during a ‘pool safety inspection’ for existing pools.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #3
3.1 Horizontal rails can be eliminated with 60° angle wedges fixed to the top of the horizontal members.
3.2 You have more control over objects being placed next to the boundary fence when the non-climbable zone is on your side.
3.3 When palings are spaced more than 10mm apart, these gaps & horizontal rails can act as stepping points, on the reverse side of the fence.
dividing pool fence regulations

Pool Latch & Operation Requirements Qld

Minimum Pool Latch Height

Pool latches located on the outside of the pool gate must be at least 1500mm from ground level & at least 1400mm from the highest ‘lower’ horizontal rail.

Latches located on the inside of a pool gate, such as glass pool gates must be ≥150mm below the top of the pool gate, providing there is no hand-hole.

Self Latching & Self Closing Pool Gates

Must self latch & must self close from all operational positions.

Operational Direction?

A pool gate must always open away from the pool area.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #4
4.1 Measurements are taken from the bottom of the latch mechanism.
4.2 Tighten any pool gate springs which may be preventing the pool gate from self closing efficiently.
4.3 Check the gate lock mechanism cannot be locked when in an open position.
pool latch requirements qld

Pool Signs – Rules & Regulations in Queensland

Minimum Dimensions

  • CPR Signs Must be at least 300mm by 300mm.
  • Made from durable material.
  • Displayed near or inside the pool area.
  • Securely fixed.
  • Abide by CPR techniques in accordance to current guidelines.

Which Guideline does the Pool Safety sign follow?

CPR signs for new pools must follow Guideline 8 which is published by the Australian Resuscitation Council.

Existing pools with CPR signage following Guideline 7 is acceptable providing it hasn’t faded or become defected. However, a ‘Guideline 7’ sign must not be replaced with another ‘Guideline 7’ and must be replaced with an updated ‘Guideline 8’ version.

Pool Safety Inspection Tip #5
5.1 Check all the steps are outlined in the CPR sign, whether its a guideline 7 or 8.
5.2 Ensure its securely fixed.
5.3 Check to see if any parts of the sign has faded.

Buying a Property with a Pool… How does the Fence look?

Properties with a valid pool certificate doesn’t guarantee the compliance of the pool fence when selling a property, although you’d like to think so right?

As pool certificates last one or two years depending on whether its a shared or non-shared pool. In the time since the inspection was conducted, the pool fence may have been damaged or altered in such a way that the barrier is actually non-compliant. If you believe the pool fence may not be up to standards you may be able to negotiate the final sale price. Our pool consulting reports can help back up any beliefs you may have… Need a Pool Safety Consulting Report?

What to look out for…

  • Are the fence panels intact?
  • Do the Neighbours have any structures on their side, which could make your pool area non-compliant.
  • Check for wear & tear on gate latches & hinges.
  • Non-compliant areas which may have been missed during the initial inspection.
  • Trees & shrubs over growing into the pool area.
When choosing our pool safety consulting service, you will not be issued a non-conformity notice or a pool certificate, only a report outlining potential hazards & areas which are a cause for concern.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #6
6.1 Check for broken fence panels.
6.2 Test the gates for self latching.
6.3 Take a few photos of the surroundings as the listing photos are different.

Pool Safety Inspections Brisbane

Pooltech Services we provide in Brisbane

  • Pool Safety Inspections Brisbane.
  • Pool Safety Consulting Brisbane.
  • Brisbane Pool Inspections for Real Estate & Strata.
  • Property Developers – Pool Fence Inspections.

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Bowen Hills
Highgate Hill
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