Free pool safety inspections available December, January and February

This year, Council will be extending the free pool inspections from Monday, 2 December 2019 to Friday, 28 February 2020.  

Councillor Wendy Newman, Portfolio Chair for Planning & Building, said pool safety inspections are vital for all pool owners.

"Regular inspections are important to make sure your pool is a safe environment for everyone to enjoy," Cr Newman said.

"Council encourages all residents to take advantage of this free service."

A swimming pool is defined as an above or below ground structure principally used for swimming or bathing, including some models of portable pools and spas. If your portable pool or spa can hold water at a depth of more than 300 millimetres, then the laws apply to you.

For pool owners wanting to obtain a Pool Safety Certificate following a successful compliance inspection by Council, the State Government fee of $40.35 will remain payable.

To book a pool safety inspection, please contact Council's Building Certification Team on 1300 007 662.