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Pool Safety Inspections Ipswich

Looking for a Pool Safety Inspection in Ipswich?

Do you own a pool or spa in Ipswich? Do you need a Pool Safety Inspection? Pooltech can inspect your pool fence today to obtain your pool safety certificate. Pooltech is based in Brisbane, locally owned, we focus on providing reliable & efficient pool inspections which you can trust.

Our services include Pool Safety Inspections and Onsite Pool Safety Consulting with a smile. Queenslanders use their pool more than any other state in Australia, we are committed to decreasing the annual number of pool and spa related injuries and deaths in Queensland, most of which are preventable with the proper safety measures. 

Same day Pool Safety Certificate & Reports! When you book your pool safety inspection with us, don’t forget to let your neighbours know that we will be around!

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How to Register a Swimming Pool in Qld

Registering you swimming pool will take you 2 minutes! Here are five easy steps you can follow to add your pool to the pool safety register.

Step 1. Go to the Qbcc Pool Register – QBCC

Step 2. Find your property by entering an address or lot number.

Step 3. Select ‘Register Pool’.

Step 4. Fill in your details & select ‘Submit’.

Step 5. Enter your details & press ‘Submit’. Check the confirmation… Done!

Check Your Emails
You may get an email to confirm your swimming pool registration, don’t forget to check and action any emails to confirm your submission. The register will take a few days to update before your pool details are live on the pool safety register database.

Pool Certificate Requirements in Queensland

All regulated pools & spas in Queensland must comply with the current pool safety regulations. Properties with a swimming pool or spa must have a valid pool certificate if they’re being bought, sold or leased and if the pool certificate has expired, a pool safety inspection will need to be performed by a licensed pool safety inspector.

However, if you’re not moving anywhere and your pool certificate has simply expired, you are not required to renew the certificate. All swimming pool barriers must remain compliant, regardless of a valid or expired pool safety certificate.

How long are pool certificates valid for?

  • Pool certificates for non-shared pools last for 2 years from the date of issue.
  • Pool certificates for shared pools last for 1 year from the date of issue.
Difference between non-shared vs shared pools
Shared pools – more than one dwelling uses the swimming pool or spa
Non-shared pools – only one dwelling has access to the swimming pool or spa

Is Your Fence Compliant..? Checklist...

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Pool Fence Regulations

Is Your Fence Compliant..? Checklist...

Pool Safety Barrier Regulations in Queensland

Pool Safety Regulations for Swimming Pools in Queensland

Queensland is the ‘leading’ & ‘toughest’ state for pool safety requirements. As the climate tends to be warmer all year round compared to other states, there are more people using their pool per capita. Below are some of the ‘most looked at’ requirements for a pool fence to remain compliant, take a look at the diagrams & helpful tips to help guide you through your pool safety requirements.

Pool Fence Non-climbable Zones in Qld

About Non-climbable Zones

The non-climbable zone is an area around the pool’s safety barrier, where there can’t be any climbable objects or stepping points. This non-climbable zone of 900mm wraps around the entire pool barrier and its purpose is to prevent the aid of climbing by young children.

What are stepping points?

Stepping points can be any type of objects, projections or indentations with a depth of more than 10mm, these types of stepping points cannot be present inside the non-climbable zone as they could be used as a foothold to climb the pool’s safety barrier and access the pool area.

Difference between ‘Clear Area’ & ‘Additional Clear Area’

  • Clear Area – The clear area is a depth of 300mm & a length of 900mm. It is directly adjacent to the 900mm ncz, inside the pool area.
  • Additional Clear Area – is a 300mm extension of the 900mm NCZ. However, when taking the measurement perpendicular from the top of the pool barrier (1200mm in total) this measurement only extends away from the pool 900mm. (see diagram below)
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #1
1.1 Ensure no objects are within 900mm from the pool’s safety barrier NCZ.
1.2 Using a tape measure, extend the tape 300mm into the pool area & check for objects.
1.3 Remove any hose brackets close to the pool’s safety barrier which could be used as a stepping point.

Pool Fence Requirements in Queensland

Minimum Fence Height

The minimum fence height for regulated swimming pools in Queensland is 1200mm.

Horizontal Rails within non-climbable zones?

Horizontal rails cannot be within the 900mm NCZ and should be spaced accordingly.

Under the Pool Fence – Maximum gaps

There cannot be any openings or gaps of more than 100mm around the pool’s safety barrier.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #2
2.1 Using a tape set at 100mm, try to locate any gaps of more than 100mm.
2.2 Where fencing changes levels, look for larger gaps at the start of each panel.
2.3 Check high traffic areas, such as the gate entry point for sunken ground.

Boundary Pool Fence Height

Minimum height for boundary pool fence qld?

Boundary fences acting as a pool barrier must be at least 1200mm if the non-climbable zone is applied to the outside of the barrier. However, if you opt to have the non-climbable zone on the inside of the pool area, the height of the fence must be at least 1800mm.

Splash proof fencing is not part of the pool standard and is not considered during a pool safety inspection. A splash proof fence is required during a new construction, where if the boundary fence is within 1500mm of the pool waters edge, it must be splash proof & have a minimum height of 1800mm.

Non-climbable Zones inside the Pool Area.

Non-climbable zones can be applied to the inside of the barrier, providing the barrier is at least 1800mm in height and has a 900mm NCZ measured perpendicular from the top of the barrier.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #3
3.1 Eliminate horizontal rails within non-climbable zones with the use of 60° angle wedges.
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 Regulations Qld

Minimum Pool Latch Height

Latches located on the outside must be at least 1500mm from solid ground and at least 1400mm from the ‘highest’ lower rail.

Latches present on the inside of a pool gate such as glass, must be located at least 150mm from the top of the pool gate, providing there is no hand hole.

Self Latching & Self Closing Pool Gates

All pool gates must self latch & self close from all positions.

Operational Direction?

Entry points to the pool area must operate 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.

CPR Sign Regulations – Queenslands

Sign Dimensions

  • 300mm x 300mm
  • Fit for purpose, durable material.
  • Visibly displayed near or inside the pool area.
  • Securely fixed & easily seen from all areas of the pool.
  • Shows cardiopulmonary resuscitation 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

Pool Safety Inspections Ipswich

Inspection Services we provide in Ipswich

  • Pool Safety Inspections Ipswich
  • Pool Consulting Ipswich
  • Real Estate Pool Inspection Ipswich

City of Ipswich Service Areas

Augustine Heights
Flinders View
North Ipswich
Barellan Point
East Ipswich
New Chum
North Tivoli
Redbank Plains
West Ipswich
Basin Pocket
Eastern Heights
One Mile
Springfield Central
Bellbird Park
Carole Park
Collingwood Park
Ebbw Vale
Moores Pocket
North Booval
Sadliers Crossing
Springfield Lakes

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