The NSW Department of Fair Trading has advised Pool Inspectors that all pools must now be assessed under the current Australian Standard AS 1926.1 – 2012 unless the inspecting Certifier has documentary evidence of a pool and barrier existing in place on 31 August 2008 and also to have documents showing that it was, on that date fully compliant with AS1926 – 1986 and Part 2 of Swimming Pool Regulation 1998.

If at an inspection, a barrier is found to be non-compliant with AS 1926 – 1986 or Part 2 of SP Regulation1998, a Certificate of Compliance cannot be issued. This applies even if fixing the barrier’s non-compliance doesn’t involve the barrier being substantially altered or rebuilt.

Categories: Pool Safety

John Denoon

I founded Pool Certification Sydney to offer price-competitive consultations, inspections and certification of residential and strata managed pools and spas over the greater Sydney metro areas.