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Now Is The Time To Check Your Pool?

Published: 4 January 2023

Have you checked your pool this summer?

Do you have a POOL?

As a pool owner you must:

  • Register your pool with the QBCC or face a fine
  • Have a pool fence that meets the pool barriers safety standard
  • Maintain your pool fence to meet the safety standard ongoing
  • You need a pool safety certificate from Council 
  • Keep pool gates closed
  • Keep the pool area clear of objects that children could use to enter the pool unattended.
  • These rules apply even to small inflatable pools if they can hold 300mm (30cm) or more of water.

If you rent a property with a pool, as a tenant you must:

  • Keep pool gates closed
  • Never prop open a gate
  • Keep the pool area clear of objects that children could use to enter the pool unattended
  • Let your landlord know if the fence is broken or does not comply with pool safety laws, e.g. if the gates don't self-close every time.

For more information go to the QBCC (Swimming Pool) site or you can call Council on 46568355 or email mail@murweh.qld.gov.au

An unsafe or non-compliant pool is able to be reported to the Local Council at any time.

 

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