Pool Safety Inspections Tip #21: Building Cert instead of pool

At the completion of a new swimming pool, or after other major pool alterations, a building inspector will provide the pool owner with a Form 17, final inspection certificate. This final inspection certificate can be used in the place of a pool safety certificate for the purposes of selling or leasing a property. This is also the case for a certificate of classification given for a building that includes a regulated pool or on land where a regulated pool is situated. Both a Form 17 and certificate of classification are valid for the same period of time as a pool safety certificate, i.e. one year for shared pools or two years for non-shared pools.

However, the certificates mentioned above are only valid if the certificate was issued against the current pool safety standard which was introduced on 1 December 2009.  If the certificate was issued against an older pool safety standard, it cannot be used instead of a pool safety certificate. In this case, a separate pool safety certificate is required.

Building certifiers must enter details of final inspection certificates and certificates of classification they issue for swimming pools onto the pool safety register within five days of issuing the certificate.

Aegis Building Inspections provides building and pest inspections as well as pool safety inspections.  Contact us if you need any type of building inspection or pool inspection.   When inspections are grouped together at the one time we offer fantastic discount opportunities.  To book your inspection call (07) 3103 3393.

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