Pool Safety Certificate in Sydney- A Must for Swimming Pool Owners

by Pool Certify Pool Certification in Sydney
Swimming pools, swim spas and portable spas not only add class to a property but also create a focal point in your garden and make the outdoor living area a much more enjoyable place to while away the hours during summer. Whether it is a residential property or a commercial one, people love to swim as swimming provides a sense of relaxation. But keeping safety measures in mind makes it safer for children as well as elderly family members and your beloved pets.  Water attracts you to it, yet the young, the elderly and even our beloved pets need protection from falling into the pool with dire consequences.

Swimming pools add elegance to a property be it a residential or a commercial! And we all love to  enjoy the water, whether we want to swim, play or just relax on an inflatable with a chilled one! Especially kids get excited seeing the blue water and of course can't wait to get in. But kids don’t understand the danger that lies ahead! Keeping eyes on kids at all times is easier said than done due to various distractions of modern lay living,  hence keeping the pool safe with a compliant pool barrier is our prime duty. The NSW government is strict in and its mandate is clear - follow the rules and regulations to ensure pool safety in the backyard pool.

A pool safety certificate has been made mandatory to make sure that the pool satisfies the safety standards issued by the government.

What a Pool Safety Certificate is?

In NSW pool safety certificate is a crucial document you need to have if you are renting, selling,  leasing and applies to shared pools as well. It must be issued by a certified and government licensed pool safety inspector  or certifier after inspecting the swimming pool which needs to satisfy the appropriate Australian standards AS1926.1-1986, AS1926.1-2007 or AS1926.1-2012.

Having your pool inspected by a qualified inspector is mandatory for shared pools and rental properties and if you  are selling  your property. Hence if you own a swimming pool or spa at your property, it is a good idea to take the necessary steps to maximize your chances of success of passing  the inspection. Below are few tips for that:

* A legible resuscitation sign in good condition is a must that needs to be placed within the pool enclosure.

* Pool gate must open in outward direction to a minimum height of 1200mm and must be capable of self closing and self latching from any open position. If there are any hinges that are protruding then those needs to be capped with 60 degree angled splay and the release of gate must be 1500mm higher than the ground.

* Any barriers including the boundary fences acting as a pool barrier needs to be of correct height as per the safety standards applicable for your pool. And the components need to be in good condition. There should not be any gaps between the vertical components or below the base of the barrier of more than 100mm.

* Keep a check on climbable objects that are within 1200mm of the pool barrier outside the enclosure. Things like chairs, rocks, plant pots and alike needs to be kept away from the barrier of the pool.

* Substantial plantings whose branches can be used for support such as a foothold or handhold must be placed outside the clear zones of the pool barriers. Clear zone depth is dependent upon the applicable standards and the place where the plants are growing, but ranges from 300mm to 900mm.

* Pool enclosure must contain a swimming pool or spa with only the associated items like a fixed slide, a shade structure and filtration equipments. Items for mere entertainment must be removed such as dining tables, BBQ’s and so on.

Keeping these points in view helps you observe the Safety Standards issued by the Australian government and hence a Pool Safety Certificate is issued to you.

Pool Certify being accredited Certifiers of swimming pool barriers in Sydney will inspect your gates, barriers and pool area for safety and compliance with safety standards and if any safety breaches found will advise you how to address them. If you want to be issued with a pool safety certificate in Sydney for your swimming pool then visit to find out more.

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