Why do you need to get your pool or spa regularly certified?
New swimming pool and spa laws were introduced by the State Government in 2019 to enforce safety barrier standards and reduce the number of deaths by drowning among young children.
These laws require your private pool or spa to:
- Be registered with your local council
- Provide proof every four years that you're complying with existing safety barrier standards
You are responsible for ensuring your private pool or spa remains compliant at all times.
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What proof do you need to provide?
As a pool owner, you will need to get a registered practitioner (inspector) to inspect your registered pool or spa to confirm it is compliant every four years.
If your pool or spa is compliant, they will provide you with a Certificate of Compliance Form 23 which then needs to be lodged with us for record keeping within 30 days.
Find out who can inspect your pool or spa compliance on VBA's website