Pool Inspections Gold Coast

Gold Coast Building Inspector building inspection works in conjunction with pool inspection services, a company specializing in pool inspections on the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.

They offer fast, efficient service through their fully trained and certified pool inspectors. And because they only do pool inspections, you can be assured that the advice they offer is unbiased and accurate.

Due to the changes to pool safety throughout Queensland in December 2010, pool owners are now responsible for making sure their pool fences comply with current standards.

Pool Inspection Services is owned and operated by Metric Services Pty Ltd, which is owned by Marty Foote (Pool Safety Council (PSC) Licence #101027).

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Why are we the best?

We do not charge re-inspection fees if the pool is compliant. This fee of $59 will be added to the 1st inspection if the inspector is required to re-inspect any rectification work before handing over Pool Certificate

Before we come out to perform a pool safety inspection, familiarise yourself with these points:

Climbable Objects – Objects that have toeholds or ledges that are at least 10mm must be kept at least 900mm away from the outside of the pool fence; they must be kept at least 300mm from the inside of the fence.

Branches – Trim back branches so they can’t be used to gain access to your pool area.

Pool Gates – Your pool gates must self-latch, self-close and swing away from your pool. The Latches should be at least 1.5 metres high.

Windows – Any windows that open into your pool area should have security screens or be restricted to open only 100mm.

Doors – You shouldn’t have any doors that open directly from your house into your pool area.

Pool Fences – Fences must be at least 1.2 metres high. Gaps should be less than 100mm, and there should be a non-climbable portion of at least 900mm.

Resuscitation Signs – You should be able to see your resuscitation signs from the pool area.

  1. The purpose of the new laws is to reduce the number of young children drowning in swimming pools by requiring all pools to be isolated by a complying pool fence.
  2. The new laws also introduce a single standard for pool fencing across the State, replacing numerous State and local government standards, and this includes removing many previously permitted exemptions such as direct access from a house to a pool.
  3. From 1 December 2010, all new pool fences must comply with the new Pool Safety Standard, unless the pool was existing on the day the laws commenced.
  4. Owners of existing pools have additional time to comply with the Pool Safety Standard, unless the property is sold or tenanted.

Pool Inspection Prices

Pool Inspection Pricing all prices include GST, please note Certificate is GST free

First Inspection

$99

Re-Inspection (if required)

$59

Certificate and Online Registration

$3320

What you should know

  • We do not charge re-inspection fees if the pool is non-compliant
  • Please note all fees must be paid before inspection

The Laws Have Changed! Are YOU at Risk?

  • Pool safety is paramount and regulations have changed since December 2009.
  • Find out about the new Queensland swimming pool legislation introduced in 2010. New pool Safety Laws

Pool Fencing Safety Inspection Steps

Step 1: Checklist

We provide each client with a thorough checklist. Use this checklist to get your property ready for its inspection. By double-checking the following points, you can avoid having to contend with major issues or hassles. An overview of a few of the key points is included below.

Pre-inspection Checklist

Before we come out to perform a pool safety inspection, familiarise yourself with these points:

  • Climbable Objects – Objects that have toeholds or ledges that are at least 10mm must be kept at least 900mm away from the outside of the pool fence; they must be kept at least 300mm from the inside of the fence.
  • Branches – Trim back branches so they can’t be used to gain access to your pool area.
  • Pool Gates – Your pool gates must self-latch, self-close and swing away from your pool. The Latches should be at least 1.5 metres high.
  • Windows – Any windows that open into your pool area should have security screens or be restricted to open only 100mm.
  • Doors – You shouldn’t have any doors that open directly from your house into your pool area.
  • Pool Fences – Fences must be at least 1.2 metres high. Gaps should be less than 100mm, and there should be a non-climbable portion of at least 900mm.
  • Resuscitation Signs – You should be able to see your resuscitation signs from the pool area.

Step 2: Pool Registration

A part of being compliant under the pool safety regulations that went into effect in Queensland on 1 December 2010 is being listed in the official pool safety register. Pools must be registered by 5th November 2011. To ensure your pool is registered Step 5: Achieving Compliance

Pool Inspection Services will work with you to achieve pool safety compliance. We can put you in touch with builders and handymen who can bring your pool up to speed with Queensland’s current pool safety regulations, or we can give you specific advice on conducting repairs yourself.