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

SERVICES

CONSULT

RECOMMENDED

A comprehensive on-site analysis including a detailed report with pictures and rectification advice on all items of barrier compliance. This service can be a game changer as it can buy you time to bring items of your safety barrier into full compliance.  If you want to understand the ins & outs & not be left in the dark about specific requirements prior to Inspection, a Consult is for you!

$260*

INSPECTION

ESSENTIAL

Complete Pool or Spa Safety Barrier Inspection.  If all safety barriers are compliant, a Form 23 Certificate of Compliance will be delivered that day with a 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 will then be required after these items are rectified.

$360*

* 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. After all non-compliances are rectified, book Pete for a Re-Inspection to receive your Form 23 Certificate of Compliance. I'll remind you of your timeframes 30 days into this period to see how you're going & to organise a time for Re-Inspection.

$220*

COMPLIANCE
PROCESS

Pool or Spa construction date                       Compliance certificate must be lodged by
On or before 30 June 1994                                          1 November 2021

1 July 1994 - 30 April 2010                                            1 November 2022
1 May 2010 - 31 October 2020                                     1 November 2023

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 all non-compliant items of your pool or spa safety barrier.  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.

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

A WORD FROM PETE

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 confusing process of achieving compliance with your local council, is my goal.  As a registered VBA Inspector, I'm passionate about keeping the backyard pools and spas of Victoria in action and safe for all ages.  Bringing the drowning death toll down to zero is why I do what I do.

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.

Swimming Pool & Spa Association is dedicated to the improvement of the health and happiness of the community through the promotion and growth of the pool, spa and outdoor living industries.

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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