Pool Safety Inspection Albany Creek

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Pool Safety Inspection Albany Creek

Need a Pool Safety Certificate in Albany Creek?

Attention pool owners in Albany Creek! Are you in need of a Pool Safety Inspection? ‘Pooltech’ is a Brisbane-based, locally owned business focused on providing efficient and effective pool inspections to ensure that your family is kept safe!

Our services include Pool Safety Inspections and Pool Safety Consulting. All pool inspections are performed by in-house licensed pool safety inspectors… we don’t sub-contract! We guarantee that your pool safety barrier will be inspected in compliance with your local legislation. 

Before you book your pool safety inspection with us, we do ask that you let your neighbours know we are coming. No one likes to see unexpected visitors on their property.

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How to Register your Swimming Pool.

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. Visit Pool Register – QBCC

Step 2. Find Property by address or lot number.

Step 3. Select ‘Your Property Address’.

Step 4. Click ‘Register Pool’.

Step 5. Enter your details & ‘Submit’. Check any confirmations… Done!

Check your email
You may get an email from the Qbcc to confirm your submission. Don’t forget to action any requests they send and it generally takes a few days before your swimming pool is added to the pool safety register.

Do I need a to renew my Pool Certificate?

Whether your pool is new or existing, all regulated swimming pools in Queensland must follow current pool safety regulations. A valid pool safety certificate is required if you wish to sell, buy, or lease properties with a spa or swimming pool.

However, there is an alternative option, where the ‘seller’ can attach a ‘form 36 – notice of no pool certificate’ to the property sale. This means the new property owner will have 90 days to engage with a licensed pool safety inspector, with the intent of conducting a pool safety inspection.

Expired Pool Safety Certificates do not need to be renewed unless you are selling, leasing or have made significant changes to your pool fence. Changes to pool barriers which exceed values in the description below, will require a pool safety inspection.

Minor repairs

How long does a Pool Safety 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?
Non-shared pools are only accessible by one dwelling, such as your private home.
Shared pools are accessible by more than one dwelling, such as hotels, motels, backpackers, complex, caravan parks.

Is Your Fence Compliant..? Checklist...

Pool Fence Regulations Qld

Pool Safety Requirements

Check out some of the ‘Pool Safety Regulations’ below, although this isn’t the full list of requirements… they are the most commonly looked at regulations for pools in Queensland.

Non-Climbable Zones in Qld

What are non-climbable zones or ‘NCZ’?

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 regulations.

What is classed as a ‘stepping point’?

Objects, projections & indentations which have a depth of 10mm or more which could be classed as a stepping point. Stepping points & objects can be used as an aid for a young child to climb, scale & compromise a pool’s safety barrier.

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 – 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. (see diagram below)
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #1
1.1 Take a tape & measure 900mm perpendicular from the top horizontal rail. Check there are no objects hitting your measuring tape.
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 Fence Height Requirements Qld

Minimum Pool Fence Height?

A swimming pool’s safety barrier must have a height of at least 1200mm. The measurement is taken from the top of the pool’s safety barrier to solid ground.

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 NZC

Maximum Gaps Under the Pool Fence

Any openings or gaps which forms part of the pool’s safety barrier must not exceed more than 100mm. This includes any gaps under or around the fence & vertical members. The ground must be solid and be none 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. 

Boundary Pool Fence Requirements Qld

Is there a Minimum Boundary Fence Height?

The minimum height for a boundary fence which forms part of a pool barrier is 1200mm for a ‘pool safety inspection’. However, for ‘new builds’ a ‘building inspector’ will take into consideration the distance of the pool’s waters edge is away from the boundary fence. If the pool’s waters edge is within 1500mm from the boundary fence, a building inspector will require the fence to be splash proof & a minimum of 1.8m in height. Splash proof fencing is not part of the pool safety standard.

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

Non-climbable zones can be located on the inside of the pool fence (within the pool area) providing the barrier is at least 1800mm in height & 900mm non-climbable zone (NCZ), measured perpendicular from the top of the fence.

Intersecting Pool Fences

Pool barriers which intersect a boundary fence, where the non-climbable zone is located on the inside of the pool area. The top rail may intersect within the non-climbable zone, providing the top rail is less than 50mm wide and intersects at an angle between 45° & 135° Degrees.

Timber Pool Fence Horizontal Rails

Timber fences horizontal rails can be used as footholds or stepping points. If the non-climbable zone is located where horizontal rails are present, ensure the horizontal rails are ≥ 900mm apart and not within the 900mm non-climbable zone.

Splash Proof Fencing Regulations (new builds only)

Splash proof fencing is required for swimming pools with a waters edge within 1500mm from the boundary fence. It must also be at least 1800mm in height with no gaps greater than 10mm. 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 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 Requirements

Minimum Pool Latch Height

Pool Latches cannot be on located on the outside of the pool area unless the latch height is ‘greater than or equal to’ 1500mm from ground level and ‘greater than or equal to’  ≥1400mm from the highest ‘lower’ horizontal rail.

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

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 Pool Sign Rules – Queensland

Minimum Dimensions

  • 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?

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… 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.
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 During a property inspection, check for broken fence panels.
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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