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Swimming Pools – Certificate of Compliance

By Tanya Chapman

In 2012, a comprehensive review of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 was finalised. This review identified a number of amendments designed to enhance the safety of children under the age of five years around private (‘backyard’) swimming pools in NSW.

Provisions that require a property with a swimming pool to have a certificate of compliance before it can be sold or leased will now commence on 29 April 2015. This means that pool owners will have more time to ensure swimming pool barrier compliance prior to the sale or lease of their property. Application for Certificate of Compliance 

Owners may request an inspection at any time

Pool owners can make an application to Council for a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate at any time, regardless of whether they intend on selling or leasing their property.  The Certificate will be valid for 3 years, so long as the fencing remains compliant in that time.

An application fee applies (see Council’s fees and charges);Building/Swimmingpools/SwimmingPoolComplianceCertificates.aspx

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