Keeping your head above water

Our Service

My Pool Safety Inspector is a Pool Safety Inspection company servicing Sydney’s St George, Southern, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs offering Pool Safety Inspections and Certification services to Property Owners, Property Sellers, Property Buyers, Landlords, Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Body Corporates, Residential Complexes, Residential Apartments, Resorts, Hotels and Motels.

With the introduction of new Pool Safety Laws by the NSW Government, from 29th April 2016 pool owners must obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance prior to selling your property. Our job is to help ensure your current pool barrier is compliant and safe with the pool safety standards and laws of New South Wales prior to selling your property. If it is not compliant on the day of the inspection, we can advise you immediately on how to rectify the issues to ensure it is compliant. This will give you the best chance of obtaining a Certificate of Compliance as soon as possible.

We understand time is important to you and you are looking to get a Certificate of Compliance ASAP. Because of this we can operate outside of normal business hours to benefit shift workers, office workers and accommodation venues to minimise any disruptions to your daily work and leisure commitments, whilst meeting your sales or auction deadline.

We are different to your local council inspector in that our responsibility is to focus and specialise on the safety of pool barriers. Local council’s responsibility is to ensure the entire backyard and dwelling, not only the pool barrier, is compliant with all regulations. We do not issues fines for non-compliance, however local council’s can and will issue fines if “Council Notices” are not actioned. We are here to keep your head above water!

Our Promise

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We promise to price match our services in the unlikely event you find a cheaper identical service.

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We promise our inspectors are fully licensed, qualified and are not subject to disciplinary action.

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We promise to arrive within 15mins of your booking time or receive a 20% discount.

Our Process

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    Step 1

    On-Time Arrival

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    Introduction / Safety Debrief / Authority to Proceed

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    Step 3

    Inspect and Test the Pool Barriers
    (30 – 45 mins)

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    Record and Communicate the Results

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    Issue a Certificate of Compliance or Notice of Non-Compliance

Our Price

We make our price simple and competitive with no hidden charges

Non-Shared Pool

(General Residential Properties)

  • Initial Inspection & Certificate

    $ 280

  • Subsequent Inspection

    $ 175

Shared Pool

(Apartments / Resorts / Hotels)

  • Initial Inspection & Certificate

    $ 280

  • Subsequent Inspection

    $ 175

Our Customers

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FAQ
Common Question & answer

What can I do prior to the inspection to assist in making my pool compliant?

Download and print a pre-inspection checklist. Completing the pre-inspection checklist will help identify areas of non-compliance. You will be able to fix any non-compliant items prior to the inspection giving you a higher chance of passing the initial inspection and saving you time and money by avoid reinspection fees.

Do Pool Safety Inspectors (E1 Certifiers) carry out minor repairs?

Some Pool Safety Inspectors can carry out minor repairs and will hold a license with permission to carry out minor repairs as issued by the NSW BPB.

Some Pool Safety Inspectors cannot carry out minor repairs and will hold a license with a condition “carry out minor repairs are not permitted” as issued by the BPB.

My Pool Safety Inspector does not carry out minor repairs, however we can provide you with options to consider should you require a handyman or pool fence builder.

There are many different prices being quoted for pool safety inspections by different businesses. How do I find the right one?

Prices are influenced many factors (eg. labour costs, overhead costs, economic climate and profit margins). Higher priced competitors are often expensive due to:

  • greater profit margin requirements
  • long inspection times leading to additional labour costs
  • large geographic footprint leading to longer travel distance and additional fuel costs.

My Pool Safety Inspector is different in that we offer streamlined services at competitive prices close to home. This means we are able to cut our travel time and fuel costs, conduct pool safety inspections generally under 45 minutes and offer a price match promise, matching any competitor’s price for the exact same service. The benefit to you is, you save time and money.

Do all Pool Safety Inspectors (E1 Certifiers) require to be licensed and insured?

Yes, all My Pool Safety Inspectors who operate in NSW are licensed by the NSW Building Professionals Board (BPB) and hold professional indemnity insurance.

The Basic Rules

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Do you own a swimming pool?

Every NSW pool must be registered on the NSW Swimming Pools register. If your pool is not registered, please use the below link to register your pool. It is a free service provided by the NSW government.

http://www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au/

NSW pool safety laws were introduced on 29th April 2016 and apply to all pools (new and existing). Every pool owner must ensure their pool now complies with the applicable law depending on when their pool was built or otherwise when the pool barrier was substantially altered.

Local councils have the power to enter your property (property owner authority is not required) to investigate compliance with pool safety standards and any other issues in the backyard. If your pool barrier is found not to be compliant and/or any other issues are found in your backyard, you may receive a fine and/or a “Notice” to rectify issues.

Unless you are selling or leasing your property, you do not need a pool safety inspection or a Certificate of Compliance, however your pool still needs to be compliant at all times.
For most pool owners, it is almost impossible to understand and work out if your pool barrier complies with legislation. Most pool owners choose to get a pool safety inspection performed to ensure their pool barriers are compliant for peace of mind.

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Selling a property with a swimming pool?

If you are selling your property, you are required by law from the 29th April 2016 to have a valid Certificate of Compliance. Your pool must be inspected by a licensed and qualified Pool Safety Inspector also known as E1 Certifiers in NSW. Once your pool is inspected and has been deemed fully compliant, you will receive a Certificate of Compliance. You must provide this to the prospective Buyer directly or via your Real Estate Agent before you sell the property.

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Buying a property with a swimming pool?

If you are buying a property, you are required by law from the 29th April 2016 to receive a valid Certificate of Compliance from the Seller before you can purchase the property. If the Seller or the Real Estate Agent has not provided you with a Certificate of Compliance, you should ask for one to be provided, otherwise you cannot purchase the property. You should provide a copy of the Certificate of Compliance to your conveyancer.

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Leasing / renting a property with a swimming pool?

If you are leasing or renting out a property to tenants, you are required by law from the 29th April 2016 to provide the tenants a Certificate of Compliance as part of the residential tenancy agreement.

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Managing a sale or lease transaction for a client property with a swimming pool?

If you are acting on behalf of a client for a sale or lease transaction, from the 29th of April, 2016 you must advise them of their obligation to have a valid Certificate of Compliance. You may act on your client’s behalf to arrange this, however the pool owner must provide consent and authority to request for a Pool Safety Inspection and to obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance. Agents have a duty of care to ensure clients have obtained a Certificate of Compliance before entering into a property transaction. Every new lease term needs a new certificate.

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Residential complex, apartment or similar with a swimming pool?

If you are a Body Corporate of a residential complex, apartment building, estate community or similar, you must obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance if any one of the property owners decides to sell or lease.

A property owner cannot sell or lease their property if the pool owner (Body Corporate) does not have a valid Certificate of Compliance.

A Certificate of Compliance for a shared pool will be valid for 3 years.

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Hotel or Class 3 accommodation venue with a swimming Pool?

If you are a Hotel, Resort, Motel, Caravan Park, Backpacker or any other Class 3 accommodation venue with a pool, you must by law, obtain a valid Certificate of Compliance from the 29th of April, 2016
A Certificate of Compliance for a shared pool will be valid for 3 years.