The only thing cheap is our prices!
We are fully certified Queensland Pool Safety Inspectors and have all relevant insurances including Professional Indemnity and Personal Liability. Most important of all, we will help you get a pool safety certificate.
We offer free telephone and email advise to help you pass your inspection first time. We want you to have a safe pool and will help you achieve this.
Visit our Pool Safety Blog for more information about pool safety.
Our pool inspectors prefer to inspect the pool when you are around. There may be an issue that needs to be addressed, and we will take the time to explain the problem to you and how to fix it. This is in addition to our full written report which includes diagrams and other helpful informaiton.
Our pool inspectors offer after hours service at no surcharge. Our pool inspectors are happy to inspect your pool or spa in the early morning or evening, or on the weekends if that suits best.
Our pool inspectors are well up to date with legislation. We are happy to provide advice regarding the Neighbourhood Disputes Resolution Act 2010 (Queensland), which relates to boundary fences. Sometimes it is necessary to modify a boundary fence to become compliant. We can help you with the correct forms and the correct knowledge. Similarly, we can provide advice relating to pool safety laws if you are considering renovating part of your pool area.
Does this sound cheap? No. We are not actually cheap, just less expensive than the rest. We aim to make pool inspections affordable to all.
*Our standard service area includes Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island and surrounding areas. We are able to service areas outside of our standard service areas for a small cost. If you get a neighbour to do an inspection at the same time we even offer a discount. Please email or call for more details.
*Standard non-shared residential pools and spas only. Motel pools, very large and/or complex pool areas and the like at an additional charge. Please contact us for further details.
Before the inspection make sure to look at our pool checklist. By fixing any problems before the inspection, you will save a fail and reinspection. If unsure about a problem, email a photo and we will provide advice free of charge.
New laws have been passed in Queensland relating to pool safety. This means that you, as a pool owner, must do a few things.
Register your pool
Firstly, you must register your pool or spa. An on the spot fine of $200 can be given if your pool is or spa is not registered, but the maximum fine is up to $2000.
It is free to register your pool or spa here(http://www.dlgp.qld.gov.au/pool-safety/pool-safety-register.html), and you can do so now without punishment. You can also check if your pool is already registered or not by typing in your address to the search function. If you have trouble doing this, we are able to assist you free of charge.
Make sure your pool complies to the new laws
For residential pools, a pool safety certificate is only required when renting or selling your property. However, it is your responsibility to make sure that your pool complies with the new regulations at all times. If you are unsure, we recommend getting a pool safety certificate. The cost is minimal compared to the value of a life that can be saved.
The final stage of the pool safety laws was implemented in December 2010 and effects existing pools.
The pool safety laws require:
* A pool fence (or other very limited types of barrier) even for spas. It does not matter if the spa has a lockable lid, you will most likely need to fence it. Even if your pool or spa is empty it requires a fence.
* Gates must open outwardly
* There must not be any climbable objects within a 90cm radius of the fence. See figure below. Generally, fence rails must be 90+cm apart.
* There must not be any objects reducing the height of the fence below 1.2m. See figure below.
In Queensland, drowning is the leading cause of death amongst young children. Not traffic accidents, not poisoning, but drowning. And the majority of the time it happens in someones back yard.
I have two young children. Nobody can monitor their children 24/7, and anyone with a toddler will know they can be very determined little things.
After listening to some of the tragic stories, you wont need to ask why any more.
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