Section 22d of the swimming pools act 1992 this is an application to request council to undertake an inspection of the safety barrier of a swimming pool or spa to determine whether a certificate of compliance can be issued pursuant to the swimming pools act 1992. A spa pool is classified as a swimming pool by the swimming pool act 1992 no49. Before purchasing a property on which a swimming pool is situated, a purchaser is strongly advised to ensure that the swimming pool complies with the. Swimming pools wingecarribee shire council online customer. Under section 22b of the nsw swimming pool act 1992 bayside council are required to develop and adopt a swimming pool program for the scheduling of inspections of swimming or spa pools. Each pool must have a warning and resuscitation sign that must be displayed in the immediate vicinity of the pool area as per the swimming pools act 1992. Application for issue of a certificate under the swimming. Swimming pools act 1992 swimming pool amendment act 2012. The swimming pools amendment act 2009 has since removed these automatic exemptions. Your pool must be registered on the nsw swimming pool register before we are able to issue a swimming pool certificate of compliance. Bellingen shire council swimming pool inspection program page 5 swimming pools amendment regulation 20820 building code of australia volumes 1 and 2 australian standards as 1926. On receipt of an application and the appropriate fee. Swimming pool inspection program 7 priority 3 applications for exemptions section 22 of the swimming pools act provides for a swimming pool owner to make application to council for an exemption from all or any of the requirements of part 2 of the act, in certain circumstances.
Guidelines for the design and construction of swimming pools. Report annually on the number of pools inspected and associated compliance level of the. In nsw, private or backyard swimming pool safety is legislated by the swimming pools act 1992 the act and the swimming pools regulation 2008 the regulation. Swimming pool exemption application midcoast council. A copy of the relevant standard is available for viewing at council civic centre, elizabeth st, moss vale. Competition pool means a pool designed to be routinely used to host organized swim competitions such as those sponsored by colleges, universities, swim leagues, and swim clubs. The applicant is a the owner of the property or any other person having the owners consent to make the application.
Nsw government has legislated changes tothe swimming pools act 1992 which requires all councils to adop t and undertake a swimming pool safety inspection program, councils program was adopted in 2014, details of the swimming pool barrier inspection program can be viewed at. Swimming pool inspection program queanbeyanpalerang. Swimming pool inspection program federation council. Recent changes to the swimming pools act 1992 include the need for councils to. Swimming pool certificate of compliance application 1920. Swimming pools act 1992 as at 4 march 2020 act 49 of 1992. Application for swimming pools act barrier fence exemption. Develop a swimming pool barrier inspection program in consultation with the community. Where there is any inconsistency between the swimming pools act 1992 or swimming pools regulation 2008 or as 1926. Section 22d of the swimming pools act 1992 this is an application to request council to undertake an inspection of the safety barrier of a swimming pool or spa to determine whether a certifi cate of compliance can be issued pursuant to the swimming pools act 1992. Swimming pools act 1992, amendments and regulations relevant standards and australian standards role of the bpb step by step guide to issuing a swimming pool compliance certificate implementing a swimming pool inspection program overview of the process from start to finish exempt development criteria, comply. Part 6 right of appeal council must determine the application within six 6 weeks of receipt of application or it will be deemed refused. Before purchasing a property on which a swimming pool is situated, a purchaser is strongly advised.
Certification unit sheet swimming pool compliance certificate. Safety barriers for swimming pools apply to all swimming pools both indoor and outdoor on a premises. Current version for 31 october 2018 to date accessed 5 may 2020 at 18. Division 2outdoor swimming pools for movable dwellings, hotels and motels sec. Delaware county district library ohio scanned in china. Authorised officers will identify and outline all work that is necessary, if any, in order for you to comply with the requirements of the swimming pools act 1992 and to ensure the timely determination of the application. Swimming pool certificate of compliance application form. Recent data suggests that on average 56 children under the age of five drown in backyard swimming pools in.
Complies does not comply the pool and all child resistant barriers must comply with the swimming pools act, 1992 and sutherland shire councils environmental specification swimming pools. Certificate of compliance in respect of swimming pools means a certificate issued under section 22d of the swimming pools act 1992. Swimming pool certificate of compliance application. A reference to a swimming pool in this document also includes a spa pool. Inverell shire council wants you to enjoy your pool and be safe in doing so.
Pool, surrounds and decking must be screened by plants if more than 500 mm above ground level. Many resources and skills are required, and the time needed to properly plan and deliver a swimming pool is easily underestimated see figure. In new south wales, the swimming pools act 1992 requires that all swimming pools have an appropriate child resistant barrier that restricts access between the residence and the swimming pool. However, they also present a safety risk to young children. An owner of a property on which a swimming pool is situated must ensure that the pool complies with the requirements of the swimming pools act 1992. Swimming pools act 1992 as at 4 march 2020 act 49 of 1992 table of provisions long title part 1 preliminary 1. Port macquariehastings council i swimming pool barrier certificate of compliance i 1. The swimming pools act 1992, section 22b requires the development and adoption by federation council of a program for the inspection of swimming and spa pools in its area to ensure compliance with the requirements of part 2 access to swimming pools of the swimming pools act 1992. A certificate of compliance ceases to be valid if a direction is issued under section 23 of the swimming pools act 1992 in respect of the swimming pool to which the certificate relates. Commencing 29 april 2016, a compliance certificate is required before selling or leasing a property with a pool. In nsw, private or backyard swimming pool safety is.
In order to obtain a certificate of compliance, under section 22d of the act, the swimming pool. Council swimming pools operation and supervision policy. Council has approved my swimming pool, why is it being inspected again. Swimming pools act 1992 published in gazette no 106 of 29 august 2008, page 8832 page 1 his excellency the lieutenantgovernor, with the advice of the executive council, has made the following regulation under the swimming pools act 1992. Application for exemption swimming pools act 1992 1 july 2019 application for exemption swimming pools act 1992 s. Swimming pools act 1992 if the pool does not meet thesafety requirements specified in theswimming pools act and relevant standards, council will issue a certificate of noncompliance. Application for certificate of compliance for a swimming pool. Swimming pool certificate application for exemption form. Frequently asked questions swimming pool inspections. Section 4 swimming pools act 1992 no 49 current version for 29. Pool safety barriers must be maintained in a good state of repair as an effective and safe barrier restricting access to the pool. The swimming pool program will ensure compliance of part 2 access to swimming pools of the nsw swimming pool act 1992 is satisfied. If the swimming pool barrier is modified, altered or rebuilt, then the current swimming pools act 1992, swimming pools regulation 2018 and australian standard as1926. The definition of a spa includes any excavation, structure or vessel in the nature of.
Application for swimming pool exemption v2 january 2016 page 2 of 2 council may exempt the swimming pool from all or any of the requirements of part 2 of the swimming pools act 1992 if we are satisfied, in the particular circumstances of the case that. Swimming pools act 1992, or b details the alternative provisions, no less effective than those requirements that are provided in the swimming pools act 1992, that exist for restricting access to the swimming pool. Further, it is an offence under the swimming pools act, 1992 and regulation to have a swimming pool or spa pool which is not fenced in accordance with the requirements of the act, or to alter or interfere with the proper operation of any part of the pool safety fencing. The inspection program is designed to assist council staff to provide measure to identify noncompliance swimming pools, ensure upgrade works are carried out and in the process. Coping means the covering which joins the top of the pool wall with the pool decking and is considered part of the minimum pool deck width requirement. The molong and canowindra swimming pools have been identified and designated as category 4 pools as per practice note 15. The swimming pools act 1992, section 22b requires the development and adoption by councils of a program for the inspection of swimming pools in its area to ensure compliance with the requirements of part 2 of the swimming pools act 1992 access to swimming pools. Government has legislated changes tothe swimming pools act 1992 which requires al l councils to adopt and undertake a swimming pool safety inspection program. Section 1 swimming pools act 1992 no 49 current version for 29.
The definition of a spa includes any excavation, structure or vessel in the nature of a spa pool, flotation tank, tub or the like, but not a spa bath. Swimming pool certificate of compliance application made under 22d of the swimming pools act 1992 registration number before you submit this form. Swimming pools amendment act 2012 no 77 schedule 1 amendment of swimming pools act 1992 no 49 page 4 pool is ancillary to that other building, regardless of whether the swimming pool is on a separate lot, such as on common property under a strata scheme. The legislation, regulation and standards that apply to this swimming pool inspection program include. Pool safety barriers must be maintained in a good state of repair as an effective. Declaration i the undersigned hereby apply to woollahra municipal council for an exemption to. General duties of local authorities regarding swimming pools part 2 access to swimming pools division 1 outdoor swimming pools for dwelling. The legislation also applies to moveable dwellings, hotels and motels.
Local government has a legislative responsibility for ensuring swimming pool safety. The swimming pools act 1992 permitted various automatic exemptions for swimming pools installed on small lots 2 hectares and in locations where the pool adjoined a large water body. Swimming pool laws and your circumstances the swimming pools act 1992 nsw requires private swimming pool owners to ensure that their pools is at all times surrounded by a childresistant barrier that separates the pool from any residential building on the property as well as from any public or private place adjoining the property. F i n a l r e p o r t regulation of private swimming pool.203 1117 1267 444 1511 1032 1567 1199 217 1379 325 732 779 115 585 48 120 938 1220 1468 1451 587 667 1225 1400 713 891 1118 218 444 84 112 346 1526 206 192 246 504 583 959 388 644 1037