From the 1st November 2020, all pool owners in Victoria must register their pool or spa with their local council (via their website or in person). Councils will then make an assessment of the ‘applicable barrier standard’ of the individual Pool or Spa. Council then provides owners with written confirmation regarding their ‘Barrier Standard’. This information is in turn handed to the pool inspector so they can complete the entire safety inspection.
Book an appointment with our experienced inspectors, who will conduct a thorough inspection to ensure the pool/spa is compliant to the current standards, a certificate of compliance will be issued on the same day. If our inspectors find any issues with the barrier, our team will provide a comprehensive report with photos outlining rectification works to be undertaken (no fee for re-inspection once works are complete)
Once you have received a “Certificate of Barrier Compliance”, there is a requirement that lodgement to your local council will need to be within 30 days, from being issued. As per the Victorian Builders Authority and also local council by laws, please conduct a self assessment of your pool/spa barrier using the available checklist. The list has been updated and is an essential certification process of your pool/spa as well
Pool/Spa owners in Melbourne are now required by law to adhere to specific safety regulations set by the Victorian State Government and local councils. These Pool/Spa certification regulations are outlined in relevant legislation such as the Building Regulations 2018 and the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Victoria (SPASA) guidelines.
Failure to comply with these Pool/Spa regulations can result in significant penalties. To ensure that all Pool/Spa owners comply with these regulations, Statewide Pool Safety Inspections are available in metropolitan Melbourne and regional areas.
To learn more about the Pool/Spa certification process visit our website www.statewidepoolsafety.com.au, which provides useful information on Pool/Spa safety regulations, inspection services and guidance. By prioritizing pool safety and adhering to the relevant regulations and guidelines, we can help you ensure all the requires standards, are met.