What classes as a swimming pool?
A swimming pool is defined as an above or belowground structure principally used for swimming or bathing, and includes some models of portable pools and spas. If your pool or spa can hold more than 300mm of water, has a volume of more than 2000 litres or has a filtration system, then the new laws apply to you.
Should my pool be registered?
All pools in Queensland must be registered with the QBCC. To list your pool on the pool safety register, visit qbcc.qld.gov.au
What if I am selling or leasing my property?
If you are selling or leasing your house with a pool, a pool safety certificate must be obtained from a licensed pool safety inspector. If selling your home, you must provide the buyer with the safety certificate prior to settlement. Alternatively, you can provide the purchaser with a Form-36 notice of no pool safety certificate. The Purchaser then has the obligation to obtain a pool safety certificate within 90 days of settlement. If leasing your home, a pool safety certificate must be obtained before entering into the lease.