Do you own a home with a pool? If so then there are a few things you need to know about the new pool safety regulations. Especially if you are in the process of selling a home with a swimming pool. The swimming pool laws are now tougher on pool owners in a bid to lower the amount of drowning accidents that have occurred in the past. These new pool safety laws came into effect from the first of December 2011 in Queensland. All pool owners must have their pools in compliance with the new safety rules by the year 2015.
So, how do you go about getting a safety certificate? Hiring a professional pool inspections company is a good starting point. An inspector can come out to your home to inspect your pool, fencing and surrounding area to see whether or not it is in compliance with the pool safety regulations. If it isn’t in compliance, then the inspector will make a list of things that need to be fixed before the certificate can be issued and your pool registered.
If your pool is found to be non-compliant then you will have three months to remedy this. If you have your property on the market, then you must have a compliance certificate for the pool. Your real estate agent should be able to fill you in on what is required from you.
When looking for the best company to inspect your pool area, there are a few points you need to look at such as:
=> Does this company provide you with a checklist that you can use to prepare your property for inspection?
=> How long does it take them to issue the compliance certificate?
=> Do they register your pool with the pool safety register for you?
=> How thoroughly do they carry out their inspections?
With the new pool regulations, its time to get organized and have your pool inspected.
A good pool inspector will give clear instructions on how you can get your pool compliant with the new safety regulations. If you have chosen a good company to inspect your pool, then that company should do everything it can to help you get your pool up to safety standards. By offering the right advice, pointing you in the right direction to qualified repairers if necessary, you will know you have a pool inspections company that you can depend upon to help you get it right the first time.
Having a pool is fun but it also comes with responsibility. Keeping your pool and surrounding area maintained is an important part of being a responsible pool owner. Keep your kids safe and help to lower the rate of children drowning by hiring a pool inspector.
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