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 registering your pool on the Pool Safety Register. In order to achieve that, an inspector will come out to inspect your pool and declare it safe or unsafe. If you feel that your pool is non-compliant, there are a few steps you can take to check and ensure compliance.

The pool safety regulations are there to ensure that small kiddies are safe in and around the pool. In Queensland, the number cause of death for children from 1 to 4 years old is drowning. Pool safety is no longer a nice to have, it is law. This generally means that children should be unable to climb over the pool fences and not be able to force open the pool gates. There are several firms offering to ensure compliance. Make sure you choose a reputable one. One sign that a firm is reputable is that they provide, free of charge, a pre-inspection checklist for you. The easiest way to find a pool safety firm is to run an internet search. You may, for example, run a search for Pool inspections Brisbane.

Your next step is to, with the pre-inspection checklist in hand, inspect your pool area and fencing and check for items which could be classified as non-compliant. Then sit down and divide those items into two groups – those you can fix yourself and those that require a professional’s assistance. Often it may be something as simple as replacing a latch – easy enough for you to do yourself. If, however, you need to increase the height of your fencing, rather call in a professional. Your pool inspection company can recommend someone, in need.

Once you have gone through your pre-inspection list and conducted all the necessary repairs, it is time to call in a professional inspector. This may seem like an unnecessary expense but, if you want your pool safety certificate, you are going to have to complete this step. When choosing an inspector, once again make sure it is a reputable firm. It is best to get a firm that will not conduct repairs itself as they can be completely unbiased. Also keep in mind that, should repairs be required, you will have to get the same company out again to re-inspect after the repairs. Check what the fees for the second inspection would be to avoid a nasty surprise.

The main thing to remember is that the compliance regulations are there for an extremely good reason. Making sure that your pool is compliant is not difficult and can end up saving you a lot of heart ache in the end.