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Pool Safety Inspection Redlands
Looking for a Pool Safety Inspector in the Redlands?
Do you own a pool & need to obtain a pool certificate in the redlands? Pooltech is your one stop shop for Pool Safety! We are based out of Brisbane and pride ourselves on being your all-inclusive fence inspection service company.
Here at Pooltech, pool safety is our passion and we would be happy to lend our expertise to your pool and spa barrier safety related measures. Along with offering our Pool Safety Inspection service, we are also glad to help with our Pool Safety Consultation services, for any complicated issues which you may have. We are committed to decreasing the annual number of pool related drownings in Australia, most of which are preventable with a compliant pool safety fence.
Before you book a pool safety inspection with us, don’t forget to let the neighbours know we are coming if your shared boundary fence, forms part of your pool safety barrier.
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5 Easy Steps! Registering a Swimming Pool
Step 1. Open the Pool Register – QBCC
Step 2. ‘Search & Find’ your Property by address or lot number.
Step 3. Pick – ‘Your Address’.
Step 4. Select – ‘Register Pool’.
Step 5. Enter your ‘Personal’ & ‘Property’ details. Select ‘Submit’
Don’t forget to check your emails for any confirmations sent through which may need to be actioned. It’ll take a couple of days before the register is updated with your new pool registration details.
Pool Safety Certificate Laws in Queensland
In Queensland, if you’re buying, selling or leasing a property with a regulated swimming pool, a valid pool safety certificate is required and if the pool certificate has expired, you’ll need to renew the certificate by engaging with a pool safety inspector to conduct a pool safety inspection.
However, if you don’t intend to sell, buy or lease and your pool certificate has simply expired, the pool certificate doesn’t need to be renewed, but your pool fence must remain compliant with the Pool Safety Regulations.
How long does a Pool Compliance Certificate last?
- Non-Shared Pool safety certificates last for 2 years from its issue date.
- Shared Pool safety certificates last for 1 year from its issue date.
Non-shared vs shared pools
Non-shared pools are accessible by one dwelling i.e. Private home.
Shared pools are accessible by more than one dwelling, such as a communal swimming pool in an apartment block or townhouse complex.
Is Your Fence Compliant..? Checklist...
Pool Fence Regulations
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Pool Safety Barrier Requirements Qld
Requirements for Swimming Pools Qld
Pool Safety Regulations in Queensland have some of the toughest requirements in Australia. Take a glance of the most commonly looked at pool safety regulations below. This isn’t the full list of safety regulations as there are many more, but we do provide a ‘pool safety checklist’ which you can download for free to help guide you through the process.
Non-Climbable Zones – Pool Barriers
Purpose of non-climbable zones
The purpose of non climbable zones around the perimeter of the pool is to ensure that there are no stepping points or climbable objects which could be used to climbable and comprise the pool area. There must be a 900mm non-climbable zone around the perimeter of the pool’s safety barrier.
Stepping points, Projections & Indentations.
Objects which have a depth of more than 10mm can be classed as a stepping point, this includes projections & indentations which may be present in decorative brick work. These types of stepping points in the non-climbable zone could aid a young child to climb 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.
- 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 Check for objects within a 900mm radius from the top of the non climbable zone.
1.2 Extend a tape measure into the pool area and check there are no objects such as pot plants within 300mm of the barrier.
1.3 Check of decorative brick work in close proximity of the pool’s safety barrier.
Pool Fence Height in Queensland
Minimum Pool Barrier Heights in Qld
All regulated swimming pools must have a pool safety barrier height of no less than 1200mm.
Minimum Distance Between Lower & Upper rails
Horizontal rails can not be present within the non climbable zone and should be spaced apart of 900mm or more.
Pool Barrier – Gaps & Openings
Any gaps under the pool’s safety barrier cannot exceed 100mm.
Pool Safety Inspection Tip #2
2.1 Check for loose soil which could be removed easily.
2.2 If your fence slopes or steps down, check those areas for gaps more than 100mm.
2.3 High traffic areas can cause solid ground to sink, which may increase the size of gaps.
Boundary Pool Requirements Qld
Is there a Minimum Boundary Fence Height?
The minimum height for a boundary fence acting as a pool barrier is 1200mm providing the non-climbable zone is on the outside. If the non-climbable zone is to be applied on the side within the pool area, the boundary fence must be at least 1800
Just to note, during a new construction of a swimming pool, if the swimming pool’s waters edge is within 1500mm from the boundary fence, then a splash proof fence (minimum 1800mm) is required. This is not part of the pool safety inspection.
Non-climbable Zones applied inside the Pool Area
Applying the non-climbable zone on the inside of the barrier (pool side) must meet the requirements:
- A height of at least 1800mm
- A 900mm non-climbable zone measured from the top
Intersecting Pool Fences
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 Gate Latch Regulations Qld
Minimum Pool Latch Height
Pool latches located on the outside must be at a height of no less than 1500mm, including a minimum height of 1400mm from the ‘highest’ lower horizontal rail.
Latches located on the inside of a pool gate, such as a glass pool gate. The latch must be at least 150mm below the top of the gate, providing there is no handhole.
Self Latching & Self Closing Pool Gates
Pool gates must self latch & self close from all operational positions.
All pool gates & entry points must open away from the pool area.
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 Sign Requirements – Qld
Minimum Sign Dimensions
- 300mm x 300mm
- Made from suitable material.
- Securely fixed & visibly clear.
- Displayed in an area which can be seen from all areas of the pool.
- Shows CPR techniques abiding 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
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