Did you know spa and pool fence inspections are compulsory in Victoria? New regulations introduced in 2019 mean if you own a pool or spa, the barrier must be inspected every four years.
Why do you need to have your pool inspected?
Because pool safety inspections are an important step in keeping your family safe. Children can drown even in shallow water and we know how curious kids can be. A gate that doesn’t latch properly. A fence with gaps that are too wide. Climbable objects like tree stumps located too close to the fence.
These are all disasters waiting to happen.
Pool Inspect Victoria provides certified spa and pool fence safety inspections. We’re here to help. Our qualified inspectors will ensure your pool or spa barrier meets the strictest guidelines and if not, will provide advice on how to fix the problem.
We’re here to help … call 1300 031 129
Pool and spa barrier inspections
All backyard swimming pools and spas must be examined by an approved inspector every four years. If you own a pool or spa, it must be registered with your local council.
Pool Inspect Victoria will help you navigate this new process as simply and efficiently as possible.
What you need to do:
pool or spa with
June 1, 2020
Pool Inspect Victoria
If your safety barrier does not comply, work must be completed to ensure compliance a re-inspection will also be required
If your safety
barrier complies, lodge the
your local council.
Book your inspection today … call 1300 031 129
Safe barriers save lives
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Australian children under five. Kidsafe’s ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ campaign urges all backyard pool and spa owners to check their fences and barriers to help kids stay safe around water.
While safety barriers can be effective in reducing the risk of drowning incidents, evidence suggests many drowning deaths are the result of barriers that are faulty or non-compliant with Australian standards.
Statistics from the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia’s National Drowning Report show that in 2016/17, toddler drowning incidents increased by 32%. During this period, 29 Australian children aged 0-4 years drowned. The majority of these drownings occurred in backyard swimming pools.