Maintenance

Maintenance checklist:

  • Maintain gates and fences regularly
  • Maintain correct safety measures to gates, doors and windows such as self-closers, latches, flyscreens, catches, and bolts by adjusting as required to keep in good working condition
  • Make sure no tree branches, pot plants or any vegetation capable of holding 20 KG’s or any other items that could be used to climb the barrier to access the swimming pool or spa are within a 1.2m radius of the safety barrier
  • Make sure that any chairs, boxes, pool pumps, or other items that could be used to climb the barrier to access the swimming pool are removed
  • Make sure any fences (especially timber paling fences) are in good repair and non-climbable
  • Make sure all gates and doors that provide access to the swimming pool or spa are closed at all times, except when entering or leaving the area.
  • Make sure that the neighbours’ properties adjoining your swimming pool or spa area has no potential hazards or climbable objects. As the occupier of a home you are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that any fence or barrier restricting access to a swimming pool or spa area is maintained and operating effectively

Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Barriers
Fact Sheet
Issue Date June 2009 Obj. Ref. A722532 Document No: 48 Revision No. 1
Page 11

The Process

Step 1
Register you pool with council

Step 2
Booking and inspection
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Step 3
Compliance Certificate issued or rectify issues

Step 4
Lodging certificate