Every day is right time for pool safety

An image of a pool next to a house to illustrate that now is the time to check that your pool fence is safety compliant.
Now is the time to check that your pool fence is safety compliant.

With warmer weather on the way, City of Logan swimming pool owners are reminded to update pool safety certificates.

Most safety certificates are valid for just two years from the date-of-issue.

The exception is shared pools at places such as areas controlled by body corporates, hotels, motels and caravan parks which all require annual renewal of safety certificates.

All pools and spas in Queensland must be fenced and registered on the state’s Pool Safety Register.

Any property with a pool that is sold, leased or rented must have a valid safety certificate.

City of Logan Deputy Mayor, Councillor Jon Raven, urged all pool owners to regularly check that their fences and gates remain compliant with safety laws and their pool safety certificate is valid.

“The consequences of an unsafe pool can be tragic,” Cr Raven said.

“Please take the time to check your pool is safe, not just for the people in your family who use it, but also children in the neighbourhood who may look for a way to get into your pool.”

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) operates the Pool Safety Register and is responsible for the issuing of safety certificates, inspector licensing and general compliance issues.

Logan City Council is responsible for pool fence compliance of all pools in the City of Logan.

All pools or spas must have a fence or barrier that complies with State laws, including some portable or inflatable pools.

A compliant pool fence is required on a portable or inflatable pool if:

  • It holds water more than 300mm (12 inches) in depth
  • Holds more than 2000 litres of water
  • Has a filtration system

Details on fence compliance including height, strength and latching requirements, along with mandatory non-climbable zones, are available on the QBCC website:

Information on Council’s role in pool safety can be found here.

All properties that connect pool backwash to Council’s sewerage network are required to obtain Council approval.

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