Body Corporates / Strata / Resorts
Pool Safety Compliance
When is a pool 'shared'?

If residents of two or more dwellings use a pool (for example residential unit complex, motel, retirement resort or caravan park) it is a shared pool.

Shared pools must be inspected yearly.

As a Body Corporate Manager you must:
  • Ensure your pool fence complies with the law
  • Maintain the pool fence
  • Ensure any objects (such as furniture, bbq, pot plants) that would allow children a foothold and access into the pool are clear of the non-climbable zone. The NCZ extends 900mm on the outside and 300mm on the inside of the pool fence. Nothing within the NCZ can reduce the minimum effective fence height of 1200mm. There should be no structures, landscaping or other fixtures within the NCZ.
  • Repair any damage immediately.
  • As required by legislation, all swimming pools must be enclosed by a compliant barrier. It is the responsibility of the body corporate to ensure that compliant pool barriers are in place at all times.

Neglecting to abide by these laws could lead to a tragedy at your property. If you have concerns regarding the fencing, gates not closing, or maintenance of your pool barrier, contact our team at PoolSure

For more information about shared pool regulations, visit the QBCC website, and scroll down the page until you find the section ‘Selling or leasing a property with a shared pool’.
Where does a pool safety certificate
need to be displayed for a shared pool?
When it is for a shared pool, the Pool Safety Certificate must be displayed at the main entrance to the premises, or at a gate or door accessing the pool.
Requirements for a CPR sign:
All pools are required to have a current CPR sign clearly visible.

Pool safety laws require the latest cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sign to be displayed clearly and prominently near your pool or spa. Ensure your pool complies with the latest CPR sign requirements – ANZCOR Guideline 8
Child safety and pools
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children aged 1 to 4 years. Drowning can be swift, drowning can be silent BUT it can also be preventable.
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