Pool Safety Barriers
New Swimming Pool Regulations
On 1 December 2019, new laws to improve swimming pool and spa safety came into effect in Victoria. They introduce new registration, inspection and certification requirements for property owners.
As part of the changes, owners are required to register their pool and spa with their local council and have their safety barrier inspected once every four years.
All swimming pools and spas capable of containing water greater than 300mm (30cm) must have a compliant safety barrier to restrict access to the pool area by young children (under the age of five).
As a pool or spa owner, you have an obligation to maintain the operation of your swimming pool or spa barrier to prevent access to the pool or spa.
If you are unsure if your pool barrier is compliant, are looking to upgrade your current barrier or are wanting to install a new pool then please visit the VBA website to familiarise yourself with the latest regulations.
As a registered building company that holds the appropriate licence category Allure Building is qualified to construct, repair and replace pool barriers in accordance with Australian Standard AS1926.1-2012.
If you would like to be proactive and ensure that your Swimming Pool Barrier is compliant and safe prior to the June 1st 2020 registration deadline, then please contact Allure Building to book an appointment to discuss your individual needs.