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NEED TO GET YOUR POOL OR SPA SAFETY BARRIER CERTIFIED?
IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE COMPLICATED - I'M HERE TO HELP YOU THROUGH
THE PROCESS!

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SERVICES

If you're searching for Pool Inspections Geelong, then look no further - you've found the man.  Geelong Pool Inspections best in the business.  Safety Barrier Inspections Geelong.  Your Geelong Pool Compliance is sorted with the help of Pete's Pool Inspections. Geelong Pool Safe Inspections council compliance with Pete's Pool Inspections.

Providing a professional, reliable & super efficient service to the Greater Geelong Region, Surf Coast, the Bellarine PeninsulaGolden Plains Shire & surrounding regions.

CONSULT

RECOMMENDED

This service is perfect if you:

- Are planning the landscaping of your yard/area, so you can proceed with confidence, understanding the barrier requirements.
- Think your barrier requires a lot of work and want to know what needs to be done to achieve compliance well ahead of your certificate due date.

A Consult will provide absolute clarity moving forward.

$260

INSPECTION

ESSENTIAL

Complete Pool or Spa Safety Barrier Inspection service.  If your safety barrier is compliant, a Form 23 Certificate of Compliance will be delivered that day with a detailed report for your convenience.  If there are items of non-compliance, a detailed report with pictures will explain non-compliant items & practical examples of necessary fixes.  A Re-Inspection is then required after these items are rectified.

$360

PRICES ARE all inclusive

RE-INSPECTION

IF REQUIRED

You’ll be given 60 days to bring your safety barriers into full compliance after the date of Inspection. Once all non-compliant items are rectified, get back in touch to book a time for Re-Inspection to receive your Form 23 Certificate of Compliance.  Your certificate will be valid for 30 days, so please ensure you lodge it with the relevant council within that timeframe.
To continue providing the best service, I'll remind you 6 months prior to your next due date, which is in 4 years time.

$190

A WORD FROM PETE

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There's nothing better than jumping into a pool on a warm day or sliding into a hot spa on a cool night.  I love to see families having fun, enjoying time with mates, being active outdoors and having a laugh.  Seeing this continue for pool & spa owners around Victoria by assisting you through the process of achieving compliance with your local council, is my goal.  

I want to help people as much as I can, so my
point of difference is that I make myself available prior to inspection & right throughout the process, by providing relevant advice tailored to your pool/spa area so that practical and cost effective solutions are achieved to best suit your budget and/or the aesthetics of the area.  I understand home ownership and people's preferences to keep the pool and/or spa area neat, tidy and looking good, which is why I excel at balancing this without compromising safety and compliance.  I have developed connections with quality, friendly and affordable tradespeople who are ready to help you with rectification work if required, in order to remove the hassle of chasing up various quotes.  Here's a little tip for you all - check your gate before I visit, as around 70% of gates don't self-close and self-latch from every position including 'resting on the latch'.  

As a registered VBA Inspector and endorsed Master Pool Barrier Inspector with Master Pool Builders Association Australia, I'm passionate about keeping the backyard pools and spas of Victoria in action and safe for all ages.  Don't forget, I'm here to help!

Words from OTHER POOL & SPA OWNERS

DENIS    ***** (5 Stars)
"Pete was all of the good things wanted in a professional person. Polite, fast responsive and we had a tight timeframe and he got the job done including offering suggestions on how to fix the items that needed attending to efficiently. Also went the extra mile and made sure we had the report and certificate when we needed it. Great to do business with."

ADELE     ***** (5 Stars)
"Pete came to do a pool safety barrier inspection this week at my home. He was courteous, thorough and very prompt with follow up on the report and certificate. He arrived on time and communicated very well. The information he provided prior to the inspection was clear and very helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Pete and his business Pete's Pool Inspections. An excellent professional!"

ANDREW    ***** (5 Stars)
"I was super happy with the service Pete provided. He talked me through any possible issues before arriving so that everything was in order for the inspection. Pete did a very thorough job and made lodging the paperwork with council very easy. I would recommend Pete and will use him again."

MARTIN     ***** (5 Stars)  
"Fantastic, friendly, professional service. Pete was absolutely wonderful to deal with, terrific presentation of the reports, excellent advice for rectifying items, and an affordable rate. Highly recommended. Thank you Pete."

COMPLIANCE
PROCESS

Pool or Spa construction date                       Compliance certificate must be lodged by
On or before 30 June 1994                                          1 June 2022

1 July 1994 - 30 April 2010                                            1 June 2023
1 May 2010 - 31 October 2020                                     1 June 2024

DEADLINES FOR INSPECTION & LODGEMENT OF CERTIFICATE OF BARRIER COMPLIANCE 

FOLLOW THESE 5 STEPS TO GET YOUR POOL OR SPA LEGALLY CERTIFIED WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL

STEP 1:

REGISTER YOUR POOL OR SPA WITH YOUR COUNCIL
(You'll find links to pool compliance pages of local councils below)
All Victorian pools and spas were due to be registered by 1 November 2020.  This is different to having your pool inspected.  Head to your local council's website & send a request for your pool or spa details.  They will send you a letter containing your pool or spa’s construction date and the applicable Australian Standard / Building Regulation.


STEP 2:
 

BOOK AN INSPECTION with Pete's Pool Inspections to have a reliable, efficient expert deliver a same day report with specific photos containing details of any non-compliant items of your pool or spa safety barrier with rectification advice.  I'll also be able to connect you with the relevant local, trustworthy and professional trades to carry out the works if required.  For your Certificate of Compliance (Form 23) to be valid, the inspection MUST be conducted by a VBA Registered Inspector - allow me to help you through the process, hassle-free.  
If your barrier is compliant upon inspection, skip straight to STEP 5.

STEP 3:

FIX ANY NON-COMPLIANT ITEMS detailed in your comprehensive report.  You'll be given 60 days to bring your barriers into full compliance, have it re-inspected & to submit your Form 23 Certificate of Compliance to council, hence why it can be a huge benefit to BOOK A CONSULT prior to booking an Inspection.  By booking a consult, you will then gain more time to rectify non-compliances and space out the expenses. Make  sure you have enough time before the Certificate of Compliance due date.

STEP 4:

BOOK PETE FOR A RE-INSPECTION of your safety barrier and if all barrier components are compliant, receive your Form 23 Certificate of Compliance.  If there are still remaining non-compliances, a Form 24 Certificate of Non-Compliance is lodged with your council and they will deal with it from there.  Councils can deliver fines of up to $1652, so it's best to do everything you can to have your safety barrier compliant by Re-Inspection date. 

STEP 5:

SUBMIT YOUR FORM 23 TO COUNCIL.
(You'll find links to pool compliance pages of local councils below)
Send your Form 23 Certificate of Compliance to your local council office to fully comply with all legislation.
Your safety barrier will be due for it's next inspection in 4 years time.  I'll remind you 6 months prior to that due date & from there can book in for your next inspection.

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SAFE FUN

IS THE BEST FUN

HELPFUL RESOURCES

There are different Australian Standards that apply to different pool & spa barriers, depending on the date of construction.  Check the Relevant Australian Standard on your council letter & have a look through the downloadable checklist that applies for a guide to what will meet compliance.

SELF-ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST  1

For pools & spas installed BEFORE 8 APRIL 1991:
Relevant Standard: Part 9A Building Regulations 2018 and AS 1926.1-1993

SELF-ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST  2

Pools & Spas installed BETWEEN 8 APRIL 1991 AND 30 APRIL 2010:
Relevant Standards: AS 1926.1 – 1986 or AS 1926.1 – 1993 

SELF-ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST  3

Pools & Spas installed AFTER 1 MAY 2010:
Relevant Standard: AS 1926.1-2007 or AS 1926.1-2012

LINKS

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The VBA regulate Victoria’s building and plumbing industries – protecting the community and empowering practitioners.  Pete is a VBA registered Building Inspector, meaning your certificates for council compliance are valid.

MPBAA are the premium industry body for leading Australian Pool Builders, Retailers / Technicians and industry Associates for over 60 Years.  When you choose Pete's Pool Inspections, you're going with a vetted, endorsed MPBAA Master Pool Barrier Inspector.

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KIDSAFE are an independent, non-profit, organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and injury to children through education, advocacy and research.

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Life Saving Victoria’s mission is to prevent aquatic related death and injury in all Victorian communities.

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YOUR COUNCIL LINKS

REGISTER YOUR POOL OR SPA & LODGE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES HERE

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