Brisbane, Logan and Redland
My Pool Safety Inspector is a Brisbane Pool Inspection company servicing Brisbane, Logan and Redland Bay (excl. North Stradbroke Island, etc.)
We offer Pool Inspections, Pool Safety Certificates and Pool Advisory 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)
|Regular Size Pool Area |
(1-2 Pool Gates)
|Large Size Pool Area |
(2+ Pool Gates)
|Initial Inspection (Includes Certificate)||$135.00*^||$165.00^|
Shared Pools - Commercial
(Body Corporate, Hotels, Gyms, etc)
|Regular Size Pool Area |
(1-2 Pool Gates)
|Large Size Pool Area |
(2+ Pool Gates)
|Initial Inspection (Includes Certificate)||$185.00^||$215.00^|
|Pool Safety Certificate Govt Fee||$39.45|
|Pool Advisory Only||$135.00|
* Property's with a land size greater than 1000m2 (that may have a pool area which is considered reasonably/obviously large in nature, however has only 1-2 pool gates) may be subject to a "Large Size Pool Area" rate. This will be at the discretion of the Pool Safety Inspector. This exception applies mainly to acreage / extremely large type properties.
^ Property's with council involvement (past 6 months, current or future 2 years) with any aspect of pool safety will incur an additional Council Surcharge at the discretion of the Pool Safety Inspector. Non-disclosure or deceptive conduct regarding council involvement will result in an additional $100.00 dishonesty fee. The Council Surcharge is to recover costs of associated administration due to the complex nature of pool compliance once Council are involved.
Forms & Checklists
Do you own a swimming pool?
Queensland’s pool safety laws were introduced in 2009 and apply to all pools (new and existing). Every pool owner must ensure their pool now complies with the Pool Safety Standard (QDCMP3.4 – Swimming Pool Barriers) by the 30th November 2015 deadline.
Local governments now have the power to enter your property (property owner authority is not required) to investigate compliance with pool safety standards and if your pool barrier is found not to be compliant, you may receive an on-the-spot fine.
Unless you are selling or leasing your property, you do not need a pool safety inspection or a pool safety certificate, however your pool still needs to be compliant. For most pool owners, it is almost impossible to understand and work out if your pool barrier complies with legislation. Most pool owners only need advisory services from a pool safety inspector.
Selling a property with a swimming pool?
If you are selling your property, you are required by law to give the buyer a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) settlement or a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate (Form 36) prior to signing a contract and provide a copy to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. For shared pools, you must also provide a copy to the pool owner (e.g. the body corporate).
Buying a property with a swimming pool?
If you are buying a property, you must receive a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) from the seller or otherwise a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate (Form 36) If you receive a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23), this means the pool is compliant and settlement may occur.
If you receive a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate (Form 36), you as the purchaser and new pool owner have 90 days from settlement to get a pool safety certificate and are liable for any compliance costs to get your pool certified (unless otherwise negotiated as part of the sale contract).
We offer a Pre-Inspection Advisory service to assess the condition of the pool barrier and its compliance to the Pool Safety Standard before you agree to purchase the property. This service is not a Pool Safety Inspection and a Pool Safety Certificate cannot be issued.
Leasing / renting a property with a swimming pool?
If you are leasing or renting out your property to tenants, you are required by law to give the tenants a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) before the lease is signed.
If you are renewing a lease. You are also required by law to give the tenants a valid Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) before the lease renewal is signed. This can be the same certificate if it has not yet expired, otherwise a new certificate will be required.
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, you must advise them of their obligation to have a valid Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23). 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 the Pool Safety 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 arrange for a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) each year 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 Pool Safety Certificate.
Other Venue with a swimming Pool?
If you are a Gym, Spa or Accommodation Venue (eg. Hotel, Resort, Motel, Caravan Park, Backpacker or any other Class 3 accommodation venue with a pool), you must by law arrange for a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) each year or have a pool safety management plan that has been approved by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.
Yes, all My Pool Safety Inspectors are licensed by the QBCC 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 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 – 2 Years
Shared Pool – 1 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 Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate within 2 business days.
If your pool is non-compliant, within 2 business days you will be issued with a Form 26 Pool Safety Non Conformity Notice with a detailed report on why your pool does not conform and what needs to be done to make it compliant.
You have 3 months from the date the Form 23 Pool Safety Non Conformity Notice is issued to action what was required to make the pool compliant and to get a reinspection performed.
Local Government will be notified if your pool is not reinspected within 3 months after the notice is given. Local Government may take enforcement action and impose penalties for non-compliance.
No, it is an offence under pool safety legislation for a pool owner to request, within 3 months after the notice is given, a different pool safety inspector other than the initial inspector to reinspect the pool for the issuing of a pool safety certificate.
Yes, you can issue buyers a Form 36 Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate, however, in this very competitive real estate market, buyers will typically offer a lower purchase price to compensate the risk of a non-compliant pool.
Yes, you can purchase a property without a Form 23 Pool Safety Certificate, however you will be required to sign a Form 36 Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate, meaning this responsibility will be transferred to you as the new home and pool owner. You will have 3 months from settlement date to arrange for a Pool Safety Certificate. The costs in getting your new pool compliant could be a lot more than you anticipated or budgeted for. To avoid this risk, request the seller to obtain a Pool Safety Certificate prior to the sale contract becoming unconditional.
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 Pool Safety Register found on the QBCC’s 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.