As a pool owner you are responsible for ensuring that your pool is compliant. New swimming pool safety rules are coming into effect in Queensland on 30 November 2015.
Pool safety legislation was announced in Queensland in 2010, this has afforded homeowners and hotel-owners adequate lead time to adopt the new pool safety standard when introduced at the end of November this year.
From 1 December 2015, random inspections could result in on-the-spot fines of up to $796.95 and further penalties of up to $18,785.25 in a suggested crackdown by the State Government.
What does this mean for pool owners in Queensland?
Some of the new requirements include:
Is your pool safe?
Check if your swimming pool is up to scratch according to each state or territory’s laws:
Safety standards vary from state to state. I have put links for other Australian States here for those of you who own property outside Queensland, at the time of writing this article all links supplied were correct.
Enjoy the read, and take action if you need to,