Pool Safety Inspections

Pool Safety... seriously 

For sellers... the Queensland Government has made it necessary, from 1st December 2010, for sellers to arrange a Pool Safety Inspection and obtain a Compliance Certificate to confirm your pool fence complies with new Pool Safety Legislation... or disclose to buyers and the CEO of the Pool Safety Council. Now you can get a Pre-Sale Pool Safety Inspection as soon as you list or even better, before you list.

For buyers... if you accept responsibility for getting the Certificate you have until 90 days post settlement to make the pool fence compliant.

For landlords... A Pool Safety Certificate will be required at the first new or renewed accomodation agreement or lease signed after 8th July 2011.

Once a Pool Safety Inspector has been engageged, the 90 day reinspection period still applies.


Shared pools associated with short term accomodation must have a Pool Safety Certificate by 31st May 2011.

Shared pools associated with long term accomodation must have a Pool Safety Certificate by 30th November 2012.

Shared pools associated with mixed accomodation (long and short term) must have a Pool Safety Certificate by 30th November 2012.

Whoever you are...

ABIS offer Pool Safety Inspections...

  • Pre-Sale if you're selling your home
  • Pre- Purchase with your Building & Timber Pest Inspection to make things easy
  • Post-Settlement if you've just bought a home
  • for Landlords
  • any homeowner anytime if you've decided to stay put & want peace of mind

And who better to conduct a pool fence inspection than a trained, licensed & insured pool inspector... who is also a building inspector & with a company which for the last 16 years has concentrated on doing only one thing well... inspections!

So you can be assured that our pool fence advice and recommendations are completely impartial and not a lead to selling products such as pool chemicals or even pool fencing itself!


For more information the following links are to the ABIS Library and the Queensland Government site relating to the new Pool Safety Legislation.

ABIS Pool Fencing.

Pool Safety Guidelines This document explains the changes indepth to the Pool Safety Guidelines.
Pool Safety Brochure This brochure gives you tips on what needs to be changed and explains what the new laws mean for your pool.
Swimming Pool Barriers Understand how pool fencing and gates need to work.