24 Aug 2010
Queensland pool owners need to be made aware of new pool safety laws that have just been introduced in parliament.
The new legislation will mean pool safety inspections and certificates will be mandatory for Queensland pools, as well as outlining other provisions aimed at preventing drowning and making our pools safer.
The new laws will extend to indoor pools and pools at hotels, motels, caretaker dwellings, caravan parks and other residential buildings.
Those who have a portable pool or a spa 300mm or deeper will also now be required to have their pool or spa fenced.
Their will be a five-year phase-in given to pool and spa owners, giving them time to comply with the new legislation.
For pools in short-term accommodation a six-month phase-in period will be given, and a two-year phase in for other shared pools, like in unit blocks.
The laws have yet to be officially passed, however they are expected to become official in the following weeks.