Swimming pool and spa pool owners are required to register their pools on an online Register to be provided by the NSW State Government. Owners are required to self-assess and state that their pool complies with the applicable standards when registering.
The NSW Swimming Pool Register is available for use at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au. Owners must register their pools. Owners may also register their pools via their local council.
Owners may apply for a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate from their local councils or an accredited certifier so they are in a position to confidently register their pool. However, there is a fee payable for this service.
A Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate is valid for 3 years.
If you are installing a new pool, you should ask the pool installer to provide a Compliance Certificate prior to making the last payment for the pool.
Selling your property
From 29 April 2016 pool owners who wish to sell their property must apply and obtain a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate to be attached to the contract for sale.
Pools on strata property
An Owners Corporation is also required to register any pool on the common property. It is advisable that they apply for a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate. This also applies to properties in community and neighbourhood schemes.