Pool & Spa Safety

As a swimming pool or spa pool owner, you are responsible for safety.

Drowning is the biggest cause of accidental death for young children. Most occur in private backyard swimming pools. You can reduce the risk of accidents occurring in your swimming pool or spa pool by installing appropriate safety barriers and ensuring young children are supervised at all times.

In a life-threatening or urgent situation phone the emergency services on 000.


All swimming pools or spa pools must have a continuous safety barrier maintained by the pool owner that restricts access by young children to the pool.

Fencing must be constructed in such a way to make sure that:

  • the fence is an effective barrier to young children
  • it is permanent
  • young children can’t crawl under or climb over it by using foot and hand holds
  • it is at least 1.2 metres high
  • it is no more than 100mm of the ground
  • any boundary fences used as part of the child-safety barrier are at least 1.8 metres high on the side that faces the pool, with a 900 millimetres non-climbable zone at the top inside of the fence, a boundary barrier may be climbable on the neighbour’s side.
  • there must be a cpr sign in the pool area

Gates to the pool area must:

  • swing outward from the pool area
  • be self-closing from any position
  • be fitted with a latching device, out of reach of small children, at least 1.5 metres above ground level.
  • hinges must be a minimum of 900mm apart
  • it is no higher than 100mm of the ground

Selling or Renting a House with a Pool or Spa?

By LAW your pool or Spa must be compliant before settlement or in the case of renting before tenants move in.

With us, you get professional inspectors who will see if your pool complies with all the state and local requirement for AS1926.1 1926.2 AS1926.3 Ministers specification SA76D and any Government amendments depending on the year your pool was built.

After inspection if not compliant we can advise on what needs to be done to bring your pool/spa up to standard with Comprehensive written reports and photos.

We can also offer minor repairs on the spot. Compliance certificates can be supplied on the spot (if compliant).

We are available 7 days a week.

Call Andrew: 0421 992 212

Do you own a pool or spa? Is your Pool/Spa safe ?

Did you know the following facts? After all, nobody wants to see their family member get injured because of an unfortunate incident in the pool:

Drowning is one of the biggest killers of kids under 5.

Over time the ground moves gates don’t close properly any more. Posts become loose, nuts and bolts rust and trees can grow into the pool area creating climbing zones.

Old skimmer boxes can be a suction hazard children have died sitting in them as they resemble a potty.

Call Andrew: 0421 992 212