Amendments have been made to NSW laws which now prescribe more stringent requirements on the keeping and maintenance of certain pools and outdoor spas.
These requirements set out the minimum safety standards expected of some pools and spas, and include:
- The gate surrounding the pool or spa must have a locking device;
- Regulations about the height of the fence and type of fence;
- The fence must be in good repair.
- Maximum distance between the ground level and the bottom of the gate;
- Warning notice to be displayed;
The new laws require certain pools to be registered. A failure to do so, is an offence and a penalty notice may be issued.
Swimming pools may also need to be inspected for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of compliance. Certificates of compliance must be attached to lease agreements and contracts for the sale of properties where the pool is regulated by these new laws.
As the laws do not apply to all pools and spas and some exemptions exist for spas, it is important that you understand your legal obligations. We recommend that you contact our office and arrange an appointment to see one of our Compliance & Regulatory Law Solicitors in our Sydney office. By appointment, we can also arrange a time for you to see one of our lawyers in one of our branch offices. For a complete listing please see our "Locations" tab.
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