Owning a pool or spa can come with some strict safety responsibilities.
The Victorian Government has introduced new legislation in an effort to make swimming pools and spas safer for everyone and to prevent drownings of young children in home pools.
Under this new legislation, all swimming pools and spas must be registered with your local council before November 1, 2020 and have the pool or spa inspected and certified every four years.
This date was extended in May, 2020 in acknowledgement of the extra pressure on families and the increased workload on local councils due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This legislation was introduced after numerous investigations found that unmaintained and non-compliant pool barriers contributed to the deaths of children in backyard pools. Read more on the Victorian Building Authority website.
So … What do you have to do?