Logan City Council urges city's pool owners to update safety certificates as warm weather looms

Council plea: Is your pool safe?
Council plea: Is your pool safe?

Logan's swimming pool owners are urged to update their safety certificates as the warmer weather looms.

Most safety certificates are valid for just two years from the date-of-issue.

The exception is shared pools at places such as areas controlled by body corporates, hotels, motels and caravan parks which all require annual renewal of safety certificates.

All pools and spas in Queensland must be fenced and registered on the state's Pool Safety Register.

Any property with a pool that is sold, leased or rented must have a valid safety certificate.

Deputy mayor Jon Raven urged all pool owners to regularly check that their fences and gates remain compliant with safety laws and their pool safety certificate is valid.

"The consequences of an unsafe pool can be tragic," Cr Raven said.

"Please take the time to check your pool is safe, not just for the people in your family who use it, but also children in the neighbourhood who may look for a way to get into your pool."

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) operates the Pool Safety Register and is responsible for the issuing of safety certificates, inspector licensing and general compliance issues.

Logan City Council is responsible for pool fence compliance of all pools in the city.

All pools or spas must have a fence or barrier that complies with state laws, including some portable or inflatable pools.

A compliant pool fence is required on a portable or inflatable pool if It holds water more than 300mm in depth, holds more than 2000 litres of water or has a filtration system

Details on fence compliance including height, strength and latching requirements, along with mandatory non-climbable zones, are available on the QBCC website here

All properties that connect pool backwash to council's sewerage network are required to obtain council approval.

For more information contact council's Water Development Services on 3412 3412.

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