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Need a Pool Safety Certificate in Carseldine?
There are a few things you need to know before you book a pool safety inspection with us. You might need to say hello to you neighbours & let them know we’re coming, although we would love to climb over your fence to take a few photos, unfortunately we’re really not allow to.
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Pool Fence Regulations
5 Easy Steps! Registering a Swimming Pool
Step 1. Go to Pool Register – QBCC
Step 2. ‘Search Property’ by address or lot number.
Step 3. Select ‘Your Address’.
Step 4. Click ‘Register Pool’.
Step 5. Enter your details & press ‘Submit’. Check the confirmation… Done!
Look out for an Email Confirmation
After registering your swimming pool, you may need to action an email from the Qbcc to confirm your submission. Registrations generally take 3 days before they appear on the pool safety database.
Are Pool Certificates mandatory?
This means you’re not required to renew your Pool Safety Certificate if it has expired, unless you’re selling, leasing your property or have had significant changes to your pool fence. Regardless of a valid or expired pool safety certificate, the pool fence must remain compliant with the current Queensland Pool Safety Regulations.
How long does a Pool Certificate last?
- Non-Shared Pool certificates are valid for 2 years from the issued date.
- Shared Pool certificates are valid for 1 year from the issued date.
Whats the difference?
Shared pools are accessible by more than one dwelling, such as hotels, motels, backpackers, complex, caravan parks.
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Pool Fence Regulations Qld
Pool Safety Requirements
Non-Climbable Zones in Qld
What are non-climbable zones or ‘NCZ’?
What is classed as a ‘stepping point’?
Objects, projections & indentations which have a depth greater than 10mm or more could be classed as a stepping point. Stepping points can be used to aid a young child to climb a pool’s safety barrier & access the pool area.
Difference between ‘Clear Area’ & ‘Additional Clear Area’
- Clear Area – The clear area is a depth of 300mm & a vertical length of 900mm. It is directly adjacent to the 900mm ncz, inside the pool area.
- 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
1.2 Measure 300mm into your pool area & look for objects within the ‘Clear Area’
1.3 Look out for taps, gas pipes, tree branches, BBQ’s, decorative walls etc around the barrier.
Pool Safety Height Requirements in Qld
Minimum Pool Fence Height?
Minimum Distance Between Lower & Upper rails
In order to satisfy the 900mm NCZ requirements, horizontal members can not be present within the non-climbable zone. This regulation is particularly aimed towards aluminium & timber fencing, where horizontal rails form part of the pool barrier. These can not be be less than 900mm apart. ie within the NCZ.
Maximum Gaps Under the Pool Fence
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #2
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.
Boundary Pool Requirements Qld
Is there a Minimum Boundary Fence Height?
When Non-climbable Zones are on the inside the Pool Area.
Intersecting Pool Fences
Timber Pool Fence Horizontal Rails
Splash Proof Fencing Regulations (new builds only)
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #3
3.2 Take more control: Boundary fences with Non-climbable zones on the inside vs having them on your neighbours side.
3.3 Look out for gaps ≥10mm between palings, where horizontal rail are on the opposite side which could be used as a foothold.
Pool Latch & Operation Requirements Qld
Minimum Pool Latch Height
Latches located on the inside of the pool area such as glass pool gates, must be located ≥150mm from the top of the pool gate providing there is no hand-hole.
Self Latching & Self Closing Pool Gates
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #4
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.
CPR Pool Sign Rules – Queensland
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation signs or (CPR Signs) must be at least 300mm by 300mm.
- Made from weatherproof & durable material.
- Visibly displayed near or inside the pool area.
- Must be securely fixed.
- Shows how to perform CPR techniques in accordance to current guidelines.
Which Guideline does the Pool Safety sign follow?
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
5.2 Ensure its securely fixed
5.3 Check to see if any parts of the sign has faded
Buying a Property with a Pool… Does the Fence look Neglected?
Properties with a valid pool certificate.. Doesn’t mean the ‘Pool Fence’ is 100% compliant… Why?
With non-shared pool safety certificates only lasting for 2 years, anything could have happened since the pool certificate was issued. If you’re suspicious that the pool fence isn’t up to scratch you may be able to negotiate the final property sale price by attaching a Pool Safety Consulting Report.
What to look out for…
- Broken fence panels.
- Neighbours have altered their side of the fence & made the pool area non-compliant.
- Wear & Tear.
- Non-compliant areas missed during initial inspection.
- Over grown trees & shrubs.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #6
6.2 Ensure the gate self latches & closes.
6.3 Check for over grown trees & shrubs resting on the pool fence.
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