As of 1 December 2019, new safety standards were introduced by the state government to improve pool and spa barrier safety. The new laws introduced by the Victorian Government require you to comply to the following:
The primary objective of the new regulation is to reduce incidences of young children drowning in private swimming pools and spas through improving compliance with safety barrier (pool fence) requirements.
As of 1 December 2019, you are now required to register your swimming pool or spa with your local council. All owners of existing swimming pools and spas must register their swimming pool or spa by 1 June 2020. Bursa Glass Pool Fencing can assist you with this process, we inspect, quote & carry out repairs or maintenance or install new barriers when required to meet the government regulations.
Permanent safety barriers are required for all permanent or relocatable pools and spas capable of containing a depth of water greater than 300mm, including:
Note: A lockable lid is not a compliant safety barrier. Council will be tasked to ensure all affected property owners comply with the new regulations and penalties will apply for non-compliance.
Yes, a building permit is required to install or alter a swimming pool and spa safety barrier, we do have a building permit so we do this for you.
All pool and spa fence experience wear and tear over time (including rust, missing bolts or screws and damage), which is why it is important to ensure your pool fence is regularly checked and maintained.
Even with the new laws introducing inspection and certification requirements once every four years, it’s still important that you regularly check and maintain your pool fence to ensure it is in proper working order.
Checking the safety of your pool fence might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be, we make this easy for you.
Swimming pool and spa owners have legal obligations to maintain their safety barriers at all times. Non-compliance, for any reason, can increase the risk of drowning and lead to prosecution.
a) A quote.
b) Install a new pool fence if required.
c) Inspect your existing pool fence for compliance.
d) Maintain & repair your existing pool fence if required.
e) Issue a compliance certificate if approved (We have a building permit).
NOTE: We are also following new safety guidelines with COVID-19, see our policy here.