Melbourne Pool Inspections Frequently Asked Questions
Melbourne swimming pool and spa owners have a legal obligation to ensure that they maintain the effective operation of swimming pool and spa safety barriers. Gates and doors must remain closed, except when entering the pool or spa. If done incorrectly, this can prove both costly and dangerous to your family and loved ones. BBC Pool Inspections answers some of the most commonly asked pool safety inspection questions.
If you do not see an sewer to your pool safety inspection below, then call us on 0418 539 777 and speak to our certified SPASA pool inspectors to arrange an assessment and inspection report.
Pool Compliance Certificates
Yes – after the BBC Pool Inspections lodges the certificate of barrier non-compliance with the council, the council will notify you of the fee and the due date for payment (not less than 28 days). The maximum fee that can be charged is $385.10. Please check your local council's website for the applicable fee in your municipality.If you do not pay the fee by the due date, you may face an on-the-spot fine of approximately $330 and a penalty of up to $1,652.20 issued by your local council.
The barrier improvement notice will specify a date by which you must rectify the barrier and lodge the certificate of barrier compliance with your council.This means that you will need to have the swimming pool barrier re-inspected before the specified date.