All Sydney Areas
My Pool Safety Inspector is a Sydney Pool Inspection company servicing Sydney Metro, Inner West, North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, St George & Sutherland Shire etc.)
We offer Pool Inspections, Certificate of Compliance and Certificate of Non-Compliance services to Property Owners, Property Sellers, Property Buyers, Landlords, Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Body Corporates, Residential Complexes, Residential Apartments, Resorts, Hotels and Motels. We are here to help you ensure your pool fence is compliant with the pool safety standards and laws of Queensland.
We are different in that we can operate outside of normal business hours to benefit shift workers, office workers, and accommodation venues to minimise any disruptions to your daily work and leisure commitments.
Prices Include Certificate Fees & GST
Non-Shared Pools - Residential
(General Residential Properties)
|Non-Shared Pools - Residential
All Size Pools
Shared Pools - Commercial
(Body Corporate, Hotels, Gyms, etc)
|Shared Pools - Commercial
All Size Pools
Forms & Checklists
Do you own a swimming pool?
Every NSW pool must be registered on the NSW Swimming Pools register. If your pool is not registered, please use the below link to register your pool. It is a free service provided by the NSW government.
NSW pool safety laws were introduced on 29th April 2016 and apply to all pools (new and existing). Every pool owner must ensure their pool now complies with the applicable law depending on when their pool was built or otherwise when the pool barrier was substantially altered.
Local councils have the power to enter your property (property owner authority is not required) to investigate compliance with pool safety standards and any other issues in the backyard. If your pool barrier is found not to be compliant and/or any other issues are found in your backyard, you may receive a fine and/or a “Notice” to rectify issues.
Unless you are selling or leasing your property, you do not need a pool safety inspection or a Certificate of Compliance, however your pool still needs to be compliant at all times.
For most pool owners, it is almost impossible to understand and work out if your pool barrier complies with legislation. Most pool owners choose to get a pool safety inspection performed to ensure their pool barriers are compliant for peace of mind.
Selling a property with a swimming pool?
If you are selling your property, you are required by law from the 29th April 2016 to have a valid Certificate of Compliance. Your pool must be inspected by a licensed and qualified Pool Safety Inspector also known as E1 Certifiers in NSW. Once your pool is inspected and has been deemed fully compliant, you will receive a Certificate of Compliance. You must provide this to the prospective Buyer directly or via your Real Estate Agent before you sell the property.
Buying a property with a swimming pool?
If you are buying a property, you are required by law from the 29th April 2016 to receive a valid Certificate of Compliance from the Seller before you can purchase the property. If the Seller or the Real Estate Agent has not provided you with a Certificate of Compliance, you should ask for one to be provided, otherwise you cannot purchase the property. You should provide a copy of the Certificate of Compliance to your conveyancer.
Leasing / renting a property with a swimming pool?
If you are leasing or renting out a property to tenants, you are required by law from the 29th April 2016 to provide the tenants a Certificate of Compliance as part of the residential tenancy agreement.
Managing a sale or lease transaction for a client property with a swimming pool?
If you are acting on behalf of a client for a sale or lease transaction, from the 29th of April, 2016 you must advise them of their obligation to have a valid Certificate of Compliance. You may act on your client’s behalf to arrange this, however the pool owner must provide consent and authority to request for a Pool Safety Inspection and to obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance. Agents have a duty of care to ensure clients have obtained a Certificate of Compliance before entering into a property transaction. Every new lease term needs a new certificate.
Residential complex, apartment or similar with a swimming pool?
If you are a Body Corporate of a residential complex, apartment building, estate community or similar, you must obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance if any one of the property owners decides to sell or lease.
A property owner cannot sell or lease their property if the pool owner (Body Corporate) does not have a valid Certificate of Compliance.
A Certificate of Compliance for a shared pool will be valid for 3 years.
Other Venue with a swimming Pool?
If you are a Hotel, Resort, Motel, Caravan Park, Backpacker or any other Class 3 accommodation venue with a pool, you must by law, obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance from the 29th of April, 2016
A Certificate of Compliance for a shared pool will be valid for 3 years.
Yes, all My Pool Safety Inspectors are licensed by the Building Professionals Board and hold professional indemnity insurance.
Prices are influenced many factors (eg. labour costs, overhead costs, economic climate and profit margins). Higher priced competitors are often expensive due to:
- greater profit margin requirements
- long inspection times leading to additional labour costs
- large geographic footprint leading to longer travel distance and additional fuel costs.
My Pool Safety Inspector is different in that we offer streamlined services at competitive prices close to home. This means we are able to cut our travel time and fuel costs, conduct pool safety inspections generally under 45 minutes and offer a price match promise, matching any competitor’s price for the exact same service. The benefit to you is, you save time and money.
Some Pool Safety Inspectors can carry out minor repairs and will hold a license with permission to carry out minor repairs as issued by the QBCC.
Some Pool Safety Inspectors cannot carry out minor repairs and will hold a license with a condition “carry out minor repairs are not permitted” as issued by the QBCC.
My Pool Safety Inspector does not carry out minor repairs, however we can provide you will options to consider should you require a handyman or pool fence builder.
Download and print a pre-inspection checklist. Completing the pre-inspection checklist will help identify areas of non-compliance. You will be able to fix any non-compliant items prior to the inspection giving you a higher chance of passing the initial inspection and saving you time and money by avoid reinspection fees.
No, installing locks is not acceptable and does not comply with pool safety legislation. Locks do not permanently restrict access and can be easily left unlocked.
No, doors (subject to the relevant pool legislation) and windows may no longer open onto a pool area. Doors and windows that open directly to the pool are to be at least 1200mm above the floor or must not open wider than 100mm or must have been permanently fitted with security screens. Installing door and window locks is not acceptable as they can easily be left unlocked.
Non-Shared Pool – 3 Years
Shared Pool – 3 Year
Depending on certain factors, a regular size pool will take approximately 30mins and a large size pool will take approximately 45mins.
If your pool is compliant with pool safety legislation, you will be issued with a Certificate of Compliance.
If your pool is non-compliant, you will be issued with a Notice which is a report that details all of the non-compliant issues that need rectification. A Certificate of Non-Compliance may also be issued upon request.
Pool owners have 6 weeks, plus 5 business days to make the pool compliant before it is reported to local council. Once reported, local council will be on your property within 72 hours. Council may inspect the entire property, not just the pool.
Local Government will be notified. Local Government may take enforcement action and impose penalties for non-compliance.
Yes, you must have a Certificate of Non-Compliance.
No, you must have a Certificate of Non-Compliance.
You can approach your neighbour and ask if they are willing to help in making your pool fence compliant. If they choose not to, it is your responsibility to make the required changes on your side of the fence.
This is always a sensitive area especially if you don’t get along with your neighbour, however, it is your responsibility to ensure that your swimming pool barrier is compliant.
You need to take the corrective steps on your side of the boundary should your neighbour not be willing to assist you in getting your pool complaint even if the solution is cheaper and easier on the neighbours side.
Remember, the primary objective is to save lives and every possible precaution should be taken to achieve this. You may not be able to control what happens on the other side of the fence but you can control what happens on your side so do what you need to do to secure your pool.
It’s also worth noting that there is a very strong possibility that your neighbour also has a pool, that it shares the same boundary fence as yours and needs your help in getting a pool certificate. Working together, therefore, may be a better and cheaper solution than working in isolation.
Yes. The current certificate was issued against the inspected pool barrier that was in place at that point in time. Should you change your pool barrier, it would need to be reinspected to ensure it was compliant and a new pool safety certificate will be issued.
You can conduct a property search through the NSW Swimming Pool Register website:
Yes. The legislation states that you as the owner can repair or adjust the pool barrier as long as the part repaired is no longer than 2.4m and includes no more than 2 posts (eg. tightening gate hinges) You cannot replace any part of the pool barrier (eg. replace new gate hinges).
Yes, pool safety legislation requires the latest prescribed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign adopted by the Australian Resuscitation Council to be displayed near each pool.