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Recognising and Preventing Drowning in Outdoor Pools

If you have an outdoor pool in your backyard, apartment complex or hotel business, then you must be dealing with issues such as drowning. Chances of drowning can be very high in outdoor pools. You will ...

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The New Pool Safety Laws and the Body Corporate Pool

Drowning is the main cause of death in children under the age of four in Queensland. New pool safety laws were enforced on Body Corporate and Community Title Schemes, effective from 1 December 2010. ...

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Pest Control Services for the Real Estate Industry

Real estate agents, property managers and individual property investors want to make sure that they are dealing with properties that have no pests. Before purchasing a property, selling a property or ...

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Queensland's New Pool Fencing Laws

Queensland implemented new pool safety laws on 1 December 2010. The new laws cover people who own or who are leasing a property with a pool. Compliance with the new law is mandatory for pools located ...

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Natural Stone for the Pool Area

With all the emphasis on pool safety in the last few years, we have been spending much time on making sure that the pool’s fences and latches, amongst others, are up to scratch in order to pass pool ...

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Pool Safety in the Home

If you live in NSW and have a pool in your backyard, you will need to have your pool noted on the Swimming Pool Register before 29th October 2013 in terms of the new Swimming Pools Amendment Act ...

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New South Wales New Pool Safety Laws

The New South Wales Government has passed a new law that requires all backyard swimming pools in the state to be registered. The new law is aimed at improving the safety of backyard pools in New South ...

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Five Steps to Pool Safety

Pool safety is an issue that is not going away any time soon. Getting your pool compliance certificate is now a matter of law – let Defence PoolSafe help you get your compliance certificate today. Defence ...

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Checklist for Pool Inspections

When it comes to pool compliance, many of us still have a fair amount of work to do to get our pools in good condition. Reading through the new safety regulations can be time consuming so it is a good ...

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Is your Pool Registered?

If you live in Queensland and have a pool or spa, you need to ensure that it is reflected on the Pool Safety Register. Not complying with this regulation could prove quite costly – fines of up ...

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Pool Compliance is a Long-Term Project

They say that a good fence makes good neighbours and this is also true when it comes to pool fences. A strong and well-maintained pool fence is one of the best defences against an accidental drowning. Pool ...

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Safety First

Pool safety has become a real talking point in Australia over the last few years and this has lead to the introduction of the new pool safety laws. Making your pool safe as defined in the new regulations ...

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Equip Children for Life

Summer and swimming are two words that definitely go hand in hand – the vast majority of us love to cool off in the pool after a hot summer’s day. The scary news though, is that, according ...

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Making your Pool Safe

Over the past few years in Australia, pool safety has been a hot topic. Recent changes to legislation have meant that pool safety has become both a personal and legal issue. The reason for the new ...

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The Importance of Pool Safety Certificates in Sales

We all know why the new pool safety laws were put into place they do make it a little tougher on estate agents. In essence the pool safety laws have a simple purpose – make pools safer, but it ...

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Pool Safety Certificate

A number of governments have been tightening up their pool safety laws in the wake of the horrific numbers of accidents that surround swimming pools. This has proven especially effective in Australia ...

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Salt Water or Chlorine

  As a society in general we are moving more towards an understanding that a greener way of life is not only kinder to the environment but also kinder to ourselves in general. One area of our ...

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Go Green with your Pool Plants

Decorating your pool area need not be a difficult or time-consuming job, it just depends what look you are going for overall. It is obviously better to have the area directly surrounding the pool paved ...

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Toys in Pool Areas: One of the Many Pool Hazards That Affect Our Children

Pool safety is a hot issue all across Australia, especially now as the warm summer months are upon us. There are several pool safety regulations that parents are constantly instructed to follow both ...

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Getting a Pest Inspection Before you Move In

When it comes to an actual pest problem in your house, it is best to deal with it when the house is as empty as possible. If you have bought a new house and want it fumigated, you should do this before ...

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Why Pool Safety Inspections Should be at the Top of Every Parent’s To-Do List

A country as new and diverse as Australia may not have as many traditional holidays as other countries, but we certainly do it up right! Between the picnics at the beach, the barbeques at the park or ...

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Buying a Property with a Swimming Pool

When you are in the market for a new home you might be inclined to seek out a large home with a great backyard, and a pool for your children to play in on hot summer days. However, before you sign on ...

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Pool Safety for Dummies

When enjoying your pool in summer it is quite easy to forget that a pool can, in fact, be quite dangerous. If, however, you follow some basic safety protocols, the danger can be minimised. Naturally, ...

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Pool Safety Can Save a Life

The Australian summer is almost here. Once again the ruthless heat will send you or your family into the garden in search of a cool dip in the pool. Perhaps it’s time to check on a few safety measures ...

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Compliance is Simple

The previous pool safety regulations led to a decrease in the number of small kiddies drowning in pools by half. The new pool safety regulations aim to completely eradicate that completely. The regulations ...

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Making Sure your Pool Complies with the new Safety Regulations

When it comes to pool safety, it is better safe than sorry. Ensuring that you pool is compliant with the new safety regulations will guarantee that your pool is safe. One part of becoming compliant entails ...

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Have Your Kids Swimming Like Fish

During these colder months, swimming may be the furthest thing from you mind. In reality though, now is the perfect time to book your children in for swimming lessons. Most swim schools offer heated pools ...

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What are Pool Safety Certifications

When you enter into a lease contract for a property with a pool, it is important to ensure that a pool safety inspection has been obtained. These inspections are obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector. ...

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What Sort of Pool Fencing Should You Use

Pool fencing is an important part of owning a pool and by law you must have your pool properly fenced. New pool safety regulations came in on December 1st, 2010 and it is important that you are in compliance ...

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Knowing CPR Could Save a Life

CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is a medical method used to return life to a person in an emergency situation such as cardiac arrest, drowning or other such circumstances. This method for the most ...

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The Benefits of Swimming Pool Covers

Swimming is a lot of fun as well as being a lot of responsibility and a lot of work. If you own a pool, you know just how many hours goes into cleaning and testing the waters, as well as the amount of ...

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Teaching Babies to Swim-How Important is it?

Children are the future of this great country, therefore it is important to protect them from any form of harm. This includes safety in the pool. Statistic’s show that a high percentage of accidental ...

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Have Your Pool Area Inspected for Termites

Pools are a lot of fun and a great way to cool off. If you have a sheltered area in your pool, then it is probably made of wood frame, or maybe your pool fence is made of timber. Either way, if you have ...

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A Pool Safety Certificate is a Must When Selling A Home

Do you own a home with a pool? If so then there are a few things you need to know about the new pool safety regulations. Especially if you are in the process of selling a home with a swimming pool. The ...

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Is Your Pool Registered? Time is Running Out!

Tick tock, tick tock. New pool safety regulations have been introduced recently in Qld. These regulations have been introduced in an effort to reduce child drownings, a leading cause of death in children ...

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Time to Sell? What about the Pool?

So you’ve decided it’s time to see your home. Selling a house can be challenging at the best of times, but if your house has a pool then there are of course extra considerations. Complying ...

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Tips on Keeping Your Pool Safe

Having a pool is something most of us would see as a positive. They are great fun, give the kids some fun in warmer months and are a great place to entertain friends. What better place to BBQ on a warm ...

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Pool Safety Inspections are a Must

It is time to dust of those pool covers, clean up the pool and get ready for a fun filled summer full of barbecues, drinks by the pool and socializing with families and friends. With the new pool safety ...

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Keeping Your Pool Clean

Pools are a lot of fun to own and are often the centre of family fun and entertainment, especially through summer. But they can also be a lot of work to keep clean and lets face it, who has time these ...

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Practical Swimming Safety

In South East Queensland, we are blessed with wonderful long summers that can get more than a little warm. It is not uncommon for us Queenslanders to seek comfort from the heat in a swimming pool whether ...

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Portable Swimming Devices Need to be Compliant Too

It is amazing that in this current day and age, which involves high levels of media bombardment, whether that be via the television or even Facebook, advising us of the dangers of leaving small children ...

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Pool Safety Message Must Be Constantly Repeated

Swimming and other water based activities are major recreational and sporting pastimes in Australia, and everyone who has ever enjoyed our oceans, waterways and pools feels a tinge of sadness when a drowning ...

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Pool in Holiday Accomodation

If you are operating a hotel, motel, inn or any other holiday accommodation, then you know the value that a swimming pool adds to your facility. Tourists and vacationers are more likely to favour booking ...

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New Safety Laws Designed to Prevent Toddler Drownings

The official deadline for owners of pools in Queensland to be compliant with the most recent safety standards is 30 November 2015. However, responsible owners are not leaving it to the last minute but ...

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