A Swimming Pool and/or Spa can be the entertainment centre of a home, but to curious young children, they can be very dangerous if all safety precautions are not taken.
Drowning is a leading cause of preventable death in children under 5 years of age. In 2012, a review of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 was finalised and a number of amendments were made to improve the safety of children around swimming pools in NSW.
These changes include:
- Swimming Pool and/or Spa Owners are required to register their Swimming Pool and/or Spa. Pool and/or Spa Owners will have until 29 October 2013 to register their Swimming Pool and/or Spa.
- From 29 October 2013 local Councils will be carrying out inspection programs.
- From 29 April 2014 all tourist, visitor and multi occupancy developments will require a valid Compliance Certificate if they have a Swimming Pool and/or Spa.
- From 29 April 2014 a valid Compliance Certificate will be required to lease or sell any property with a Swimming Pool and/or Spa and will need to be attached to the Contract for Sale or given to the Tenant.
You can find out more information on what compliance means at the Department of Local Government.
For all your property legal requirements contact:
Aldren Conveyancing Services – Northern Beaches
Phone: (02) 9984 8840
Fax: (02) 9984 8850
Mobile: 0422 011 434