Pool Inspections $165.00 this includes safety certificate fee – Additional inspections $50.00 per inspection
Whether you’re buying, selling or renting your property out to tenants, you may be risking substantial fines by not having a Pool Safety Certificate on record. The swimming area provides hours of entertainment for the whole family as well as invited guests. Unfortunately, backyard pools are also a leading cause of drownings for children aged 1 to 4 years old. Queensland’s new pool safety laws were introduced in 2009 and aim to reduce the incidences of drowning and serious immersion injuries of young children in swimming pools. The laws affect new and existing pools. Pool owners have until 30 November 2015 to comply with the new pool safety laws, or earlier if they sell or lease their property before this time. There is now one pool safety standard, the Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4 that replaced 11 different pool safety standards.
At Rapid Inspections, we have the skills, qualifications and experience to carry out your pool inspection in a professional and timely manner. We understand it is often urgent for you to obtain your safety certificate as a matter of urgency. Our pool safety inspections are value for money and thorough, with the aim of providing you with the most comprehensive, practical advice. If you fail the safety inspection, we will work closely with you to get your pool up to the required standard to achieve certification. If you own or manage a shared pool, we can help you with your annual pool safety inspection to ensure you are meeting your legal requirements.
What Happens If I Don’t Have a Pool Safety Certificate?
Private Property Owner: A Pool Safety Certificate is a requirement of settlement in QLD. Without it, sale may be delayed. A buyer can assume responsibility, extending the requisite period to 90 days after settlement.
Landlords: A landlord’s livelihood sometimes rides on their investment or rental income. You will not be able to rent your property to any tenant, new or existing, without a Pool Safety Certificate.
Body Corporate: A Pool Safety Certificate is required every time a unit, flat or townhouse is sold or rented.
Consider the Risks of Doing Nothing:
- Councils have the power to enter your backyard to check your pool. They may fine you, and issue enforcement notices, if your pool does not comply.
- The State Government can issue fines for non-compliance (for individuals, its more than $19,000!)
- If a tragedy occurs in your pool, because your fence is non-compliant, and you are sued by the family, your insurance company might not pay out.
Call Rapid Inspections now to arrange an inspection to ensure your pool fence is compliant.
We also offer a “Pre-Inspection service” where we provide a report to you regarding the pool fence compliance, before you agree to purchase a property.
Arrange an Inspection
A pool fence inspection is easy to arrange. Our Pool Inspectors deliver a timely, comprehensive service, supplying every client with a compliance report within a few days. If there are repairs to be made or issues to be addressed, a second inspection is easily arranged for a small re-inspection fee.
Our Pool Inspectors hold the following Insurances and Licences:
- Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Public Liability Insurance
- QBCC Swimming Pool Inspectors Licence
We perform a thorough inspection of pool barriers and surrounds to give you peace of mind.
Don’t pay fines and penalties; invest in a pool inspection and call Rapid Inspections today .
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Phone: 0431 620 740