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Property Management News-New swimming pool laws

By Lachelle Ferguson

All owners of backyard pools in NSW must register their swimming pool with the NSW Government in order to comply with recent amendments to the Swimming Pools Act 1992. The Act is aimed at improving compliance with poolbarrier requirements in order  to improve the safety of children around swimming pools in NSW.

What you need to know:

  •  Swimming pool owners are required to register their swimming pool. Pool owners will have until 29 October 2013 to register their pool.If not registered by this date you risk a fine up to $2200.
  • From 29 October 2013 local councils will be carrying out inspection programs.
  • From 29 April 2014 a vaild compliance certificate will be required to lease or sell any property with a swimming pool and will need to be attached to the sale contract or given to the tenant.
  • Swimming pools can be registered at the NSW Government’s Swimming Pool Register website.


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