It’s a fantastic pleasure to have a home with a swimming pool. Sure, there are lots of other ways to enjoy some recreational activity, but being able to have a dip whenever it takes the fancy can be both rewarding and relaxing. It also means that it creates a fantastic backdrop to invite friends and family, ensuring no one will be bored.
That said, no tradesman would head out to work with a set of tools likely to let them down, in poor condition or with failing power. And it’s the same back at home, which is why it’s essential for those located in NSW to ensure that they have a pool compliance certificate in Sydney.
It doesn’t matter whether a residence is being rented out or is occupied by the owner. It is their responsibility to ensure that it is registered, it is in date and has been issued by an accredited certifier. Since 2013 the NSW Government amended the regulations to tighten up on safety for all those that use a pool or are in the near vicinity of one, which also includes the surrounds and fence.
A further amendment in 2016 means that a valid compliance or non-compliance certificate must be issued before the property is sold, ensuring that nobody can shed their duty and lumber a new residence with an unsafe pool, which could cost considerable sums to put right and skew the sale price.
The regulations have seen a decrease in accidents and drownings involving kids, and they also apply to spas built into the ground, as well as those above the surface, or are indoors, filled with over 300mm of water, and include portable vessels.
Getting in a professional team so that pools are certified will ensure that any gates or barriers are up to scratch to prevent possible catastrophic accidents from occurring and can offer advice on correcting any defects, so everyone is on the right side of the law. Choosing a team with excellent communication skills and customer service guarantees that all requirements are clearly conveyed to avoid any misunderstandings, and selecting one with heaps of happy client testimonials is also a great guide.
Any landlord or domestic residence owner must ensure that their pool has a certificate granted by an accredited pool compliance officer to ensure that they are not breaking the law, while enhancing the safety of all who may use or get close to it.