Draft Swimming Pools Inspection Program

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Council’s draft inspection program aims to increase pool safety, particularly for children. The program focuses on the registration of all privately owned swimming pools on a state-wide register, and the inspection of some privately owned pools, to ensure that swimming pool fences and barriers are compliant.  

All Councils in New South Wales are now required to implement swimming pool inspection programs, in line with amendments made on the 29 October 2012 to the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Please download and read the draft Swimming Pool Inspection Program and review the Frequently Asked Questions or visitContinue reading

Council’s draft inspection program aims to increase pool safety, particularly for children. The program focuses on the registration of all privately owned swimming pools on a state-wide register, and the inspection of some privately owned pools, to ensure that swimming pool fences and barriers are compliant.  

All Councils in New South Wales are now required to implement swimming pool inspection programs, in line with amendments made on the 29 October 2012 to the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Please download and read the draft Swimming Pool Inspection Program and review the Frequently Asked Questions or visit Council’s Libraries and Customer Service Centre to access the information.

Have your say

Tell us what you think about the draft inspection program by:

The deadline for comments is 16 October 2013.


Council’s draft inspection program aims to increase pool safety, particularly for children. The program focuses on the registration of all privately owned swimming pools on a state-wide register, and the inspection of some privately owned pools, to ensure that swimming pool fences and barriers are compliant.  

All Councils in New South Wales are now required to implement swimming pool inspection programs, in line with amendments made on the 29 October 2012 to the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

Please download and read the draft Swimming Pool Inspection Program and review the Frequently Asked Questions or visit Council’s Libraries and Customer Service Centre to access the information.

Have your say

Tell us what you think about the draft inspection program by:

The deadline for comments is 16 October 2013.

 

About the draft program

The key features of the draft program are:

  • All pool owners must register their pools on the state-wide register by 29 October 2013.
  • Once registered, pool owners must complete a self assessment of their swimming pool.

Council will also implement a risk-based inspection program for other privately owned swimming pools that are:

  • Located on residential properties with more than two dwellings (e.g. flats, dual occupancy) - inspected every three years.
  • Located in tourist and visitor accommodation (e.g. hotels, motels, serviced apartments, backpackers) - inspected every three years.
  • Subject to an application for a Certificate of Compliance or a Building Certifcate received by Council.
  • Identified by the community or Council as having unsafe fencing or barriers.

Council will also inspect other privately owned swimming pools based on identified risks and available resources.