Keeping your head above water

Our Service

My Pool Safety Inspector is a Brisbane Pool Inspection company servicing all of the following local council areas:

  • Brisbane
  • Moreton Bay (incl. Bribie Island)
  • Logan
  • Redland Bay (excl. North Stradbroke Island, etc.)

We offer Pool Inspections, Pool Safety Certificates and Pool Advisory services to Property Owners, Property Sellers, Property Buyers, Landlords, Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, Body Corporates, Residential Complexes, Residential Apartments, Resorts, Hotels and Motels. We are here to help you ensure your pool fence / pool barrier is compliant with the pool safety standards and laws of Queensland.

We are different in that 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.

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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    Step 2

    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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    Step 4

    Record and Communicate the Results

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    Step 5

    Issue a Pool Safety Certificate or Non-Conformity notice.

Our Price

We make our price simple and competitive with no hidden charges

Non-Shared Pool

(General Residential Properties)

  • Regular

    (Up to 2 Pool Gates)

  • Initial Inspection & Certificate

    $ 135

  • Subsequent Inspection

    $ 60

Shared Pool

(Apartments / Resorts / Hotels)

  • Regular

    (Up to 2 Pool Gates)

  • Initial Inspection & Certificate

    $ 185

  • Subsequent Inspection

    $ 110

Non-Shared Pool

(General Residential Properties)

  • Large

    (More than 2 Pool Gates)

  • Initial Inspection & Certificate

    $ 165

  • Subsequent Inspection

    $ 90

Shared Pool

(Apartments / Resorts / Hotels)

  • Large

    (More than 2 Pool Gates)

  • Initial Inspection & Certificate

    $ 215

  • Subsequent Inspection

    $ 140

Our Customers

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FAQ
Common Question & answer

Do all Pool Safety Inspectors require to be licensed and insured?

Yes, all My Pool Safety Inspectors are licensed by the QBCC and hold professional indemnity insurance.

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 Pool Safety Inspectors 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 QBCC.

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 QBCC.

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

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.

The Basic Rules

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Do you own a swimming pool?

Queensland’s pool safety laws were introduced in 2009 and apply to all pools (new and existing). Every pool owner must ensure their pool now complies with the Pool Safety Standard (QDCMP3.4 – Swimming Pool Barriers) by the 30th November 2015 deadline.

Local governments now have the power to enter your property (property owner authority is not required) to investigate compliance with pool safety standards and if your pool barrier is found not to be compliant, you may receive an on-the-spot fine of $824.60 for individuals and $2356 for companies. The maximum penalty that can be issued by court is $19,437.

Unless you are selling or leasing your property, you do not need a pool safety inspection or a pool safety certificate, however your pool still needs to be compliant.

For most pool owners, it is almost impossible to understand and work out if your pool barrier complies with legislation. Most pool owners only need advisory services from a pool safety inspector.

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Selling a property with a swimming pool?

If you are selling your property, you are required by law to give the buyer a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) settlement or a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate (Form 36) prior to signing a contract and provide a copy to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission. For shared pools, you must also provide a copy to the pool owner (e.g. the body corporate).

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Buying a property with a swimming pool?

If you are buying a property, you must receive a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) from the seller or otherwise a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate (Form 36) If you receive a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23), this means the pool is compliant and settlement may occur.

If you receive a Notice of No Pool Safety Certificate (Form 36), you as the purchaser and new pool owner:

  • have 90 days from settlement to get a pool safety certificate
  • are liable for any compliance costs to get your pool certified (unless otherwise negotiated as part of the sale contract).

We offer a Pre-Inspection Advisory service to assess the condition of the pool barrier and its compliance to the Pool Safety Standard before you agree to purchase the property. This service is not a Pool Safety Inspection and a Pool Safety Certificate cannot be issued.

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Leasing / renting a property with a swimming pool?

If you are leasing or renting out your property to tenants, you are required by law to give the tenants a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) before the lease is signed.

If you are renewing a lease. You are also required by law to give the tenants a valid Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) before the lease renewal is signed. This can be the same certificate if it has not yet expired, otherwise a new certificate will be required.

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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, you must advise them of their obligation to have a valid Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23). 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 the Pool Safety 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 arrange for a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) each year 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 Pool Safety Certificate.

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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 arrange for a Pool Safety Certificate (Form 23) each year or have a pool safety management plan that has been approved by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.