If you are lucky enough to have your very own swimming pool then you are very lucky indeed. Many people all across Australia can only dream about having their own swimming pool due to the space that is required to put one in and the costs involved as well. If you do have a swimming pool on your property or you are thinking of having one installed, then you need to be aware that you have certain responsibilities as the owner. It doesn’t matter if someone comes onto your property without your permission and they get hurt or they drown your swimming pool because you are completely liable for it. This is why you need to make sure that your swimming pool and the area around it, is safe to use for both you, your family and unwelcome visitors.
This is why it is always a good idea to have pool certification in Sydney because it means that you are taking steps to make sure that your swimming pool is as safe as it can be. You can contact pool certifying service providers that are more than happy to come out to your property and to make the necessary checks. The following are just some of the things that they will suggest in order to make your swimming pool compliant.
– Essential safety barriers – No swimming area is completely safe, but anything that you can do to make it safer needs to be done. Your pool certification professional will advise you to install some kind of pool fence so that you can keep people and animals out when you’re not there. There are many different kinds of pool is to choose from that can be locked and the only way to gain access is to have the key. The best pool fence to install is probably one made from glass for obvious reasons. You can keep an eye on your swimming pool area from the inside of your home and if anyone were to go in, you would see it immediately and you could take action.
– Erection of warning signs – You have a legal obligation to let people know that there is a swimming pool in the area and it might be a danger to them if they approach. The sign should clearly state that access is restricted to the property owner and that they are not invited your swimming pool. Other things that will need to be looked at the tiles in and around the swimming pool area because of one is sticking up just a little, someone might catch the foot on it which could lead to a nasty cut or they could lose their balance and fall into the swimming pool.
These are only two things that need to be addressed and there are many more, in order to make sure that your swimming pool is totally compliant. If the pool certifier sees that there are issues then you will be given time to fix them and they will return later to check and if you are compliant, then you will definitely get your pool certification. This will give you essential peace of mind that every pool owner should have.