TRC reminds residents to ensure pools, spas meet state safety guidelines

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is reminding residents that any pool that can hold 30 centimetres or more of water, even temporary inflatable pools, must have a compliant swimming pool safety barrier in place at all times.

TRC Environmental Health portfolio leader Cr Tim McMahon said now was the time to inspect and carry out maintenance on existing swimming pool to ensure it met the requirements of the Queensland Pool Safety Standards.

“Since December 1, 2015, all regulated Queensland swimming pools must comply with the pool safety laws,” Cr McMahon said.

“All residential swimming pools must have a Building Approval for the Swimming Pool and Pool Safety Barrier and they must be registered with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.”

Cr McMahon said home owners could check or register properties on the pool safety register at: https://my.qbcc.qld.gov.au/s/pool-register

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