Pool Pre-Inspection Checklist

We want your pool to obtain a Pool Safety Certificate on the first inspection.

To assist with that please go through the following checklist to ensure that:

  • Minimum fence height 1200mm.
  • Maximum allowable gap under any fence is 100mm.
  • Gaps in vertical members must not exceed 100mm.
  • Pool gates must open away from the pool and be self-closing and latching from all positions.
  • Latches on the outside of the gate must be at least 1500mm high from the ground and 1400mm from the top of the highest bottom horizontal member
  • A current CPR sign must be displayed.
  • Pool gate hinges must be at least 900mm apart or the lower hinge must have a safety cap to prevent climbing.
  • No doors from the house can open directly onto the pool area. Any windows opening onto the pool area must not open more than 100mm or must be security screened.
  • Climbable objects must be at least 900mm away from the pool fence on the outside and 300mm on the inside.

This list is not exhaustive and is provided as a guide only –it does cover what we have found to be the most common faults. For a more complete list of pool safety requirements go to the following Queensland Government link: