The Importance of a Pool Inspection

A pool inspection is a critical part of ensuring the safety of individuals around a pool. It involves checking that the physical barrier around a swimming pool, such as a fence, gate, or lock, is functioning properly and meets the standards set by the Victorian Government.

What are the Australian safety standards for pools?

New regulations introduced in Victoria on 1 December 2019, require all owners of home pools and spas to ensure that their pool or spa barriers are compliant with the relevant Australian Standard, which includes a requirement to have them inspected every four years by a registered pool inspector. Failing to comply with these requirements can result in hefty fines being imposed by the local council.

During a Melbourne pool fence inspection, a qualified inspector will thoroughly examine the physical barrier around the pool to identify any gaps or weaknesses that may pose risks to people in the area. They can also look for items that could cause harm, such as climbable objects, that could be in close proximity to the pool fence. Resource

If the inspector finds that the barrier does not meet the relevant standards, they will provide you with a detailed report identifying the issues that need to be addressed. They will also offer solutions to these issues that may improve the safety of your family and friends.

The inspection process is a comprehensive and thorough assessment of your swimming pool or spa barrier, including the fence, gates, locks, and other safety features. It is important to have the inspection done by a professional pool inspector who has experience in identifying potential hazards and inspecting the barrier for compliance with Australian standards.