New pool safety regulations went into effect in Queensland on 1 December 2010. A few of the key changes include:
Queensland’s new pool safety regulations apply to virtually anyone who owns a property with a pool. Whether a pool is associated with a caravan park, a house, a unit, a motel, a hostel, a hotel or any other type of short-term accommodation, compliance with the new regulations is mandatory.
In order to ensure that all pools meet Queensland’s stringent safety standards, an official pool safety register has been created. Every pool in Queensland must be listed within this register. As a part of maintaining compliancy, then, you will need to ensure that your pool appears in the register.
In order to understand how Queensland’s new pool safety standards will affect you, you need to realise that they apply to different situations in different ways. Real estate agents, body corporate, homeowners and accommodations operators will all be impacted in unique ways.