On 1 December 2019 new legislation to improve swimming pool and spa safety came in to effect; introducing new inspection, maintenance and compliance requirements for property owners.
Registering your pool or spa
We are finalising our pool and spa register and will contact you shortly to assist with registering your pool and/or spa with us.
All owners are required to register their pools and spas by 1 June 2020, or within 30 days of completion if the installation is under construction at this date.
As a pool or spa owner, you have an obligation to maintain the operation of your swimming pool or spa barrier to prevent access to the pool or spa. Gates and doors must be self-latching and remain closed except when entering the pool or spa.
How do you check for compliance?
You can check whether your pool and/or spa complies with the relevant legislation by referring to the checklists provided by the Victorian Building Authority on their pool safety barriers - requirements page. Requirements vary depending upon the date that your pool or spa was installed.
Need to know more...
For more information you can visit the Victorian Building Association swimming pools and spas page.