Do You Need A Pool Certificate Of Compliance?


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Do You Need A Pool Certificate Of Compliance?


Don’t Risk It


Free First Inspection & Save $199+GST


Certificates of Compliance

Certificates of Non-Compliance

When Prevention Is The Best Solution

Bringing You Peace Of Mind To The Safety Of Your Pool & Spa

Getting Your Pool And Spa Safe And Compliant To NSW Government Standards

All The Answers You Need For Your Certificate of Compliance

If you’re here, it’s because you have lots of questions – and we want to help you find the answers to them. 
So grab a mocktail, sit back, and enjoy the read – because there’s plenty of reading!

Click through to find out the answers to every question you could ever have about your Pool Certificate of Compliance.

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When You Need A Pool Certificate of Compliance

If any of these situations apply to you, you need professional advice from an E1 Certified Pool Safety Inspector to check your swimming pool, spa and barrier are compliant to Australian NSW Government Standards.


Real Estate Note

You can still sell your house with a Certificate of Non-Compliance, as long as

  • You provide a copy of your Certificate of Non-Compliance to the buyer
  • The buyer acquires a Certificate of Compliance within 90 days after settlement

are selling or leasing a property with a swimming pool or spa

building a new swimming pool or spa on a property

have a new fence being built around an existing swimming pool or spa

have bought a property with a pool or spa 90 days from settlement

run a family day care, home care or at-home child care facility

been requested by your bank applying for or refinancing your home loan

are directed by council

Fill in all the details on your online booking form, including your preferred date for inspection

Your inspector checks your swimming pool, spa and barriers are compliant with Australian NSW Government Standards

If your pool, spa, barrier and area is compliant when we visit, your certificate of compliance is issued

If your Pool, Spa and Barrier is Not-Compliant when we visit, your Certificate of Non-Compliance is issued

Once rectifications are complete, a re-inspection is arranged before your certificate of compliance can be issued

Your address and inspection is confirmed by email noting day and time across a 2 hour window

A detailed report is written up including photos with descriptions and explanations on rectifications.

The fee of $59+GST is payable for the administration costs as well as time taken in lodging, acquiring and issuing your certificate

If your pool spa and barrier is non-compliant after the initial inspection, you have up to six (6) weeks to rectify any issues, before, by law, council is notified

We can only guarantee you won’t need another re-inspection if you use our selected contractor to complete rectifications


How It Works


We work with you, taking a logical approach to pool and spa safety. This extends beyond the black and white of rules and regulations for solutions that focus on compliance while maintaining the quality of your landscaping and the value of your property.


How Much Does A Certificate of Compliance Cost?



Prices vary greatly between Pool Safety Inspectors. We recommend you research thoroughly before making your decision.


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$ 59+GST per certificate

$199+GST per inspection

But you get your first inspection FREE

Initial Inspection Free
Certificate of Compliance  $ 59+GST
Certificate of Non-Compliance  $ 59+GST
Spa Inspection  $ 99+GST
Pool Re-Inspection $199+GST




If your pool and barriers are compliant the first time we visit, your certificate of compliance is issued for $59+GST.

If your pool is non-compliant after the first inspection, you have up to six (6) weeks to rectify any issues, before, by law, council is notified

Once rectifications are complete, a re-inspection is arranged, before issuing your certificate of compliance

For any re-inspections required due to works requiring rectification, a re-inspection fee of $199+GST applies

This means the total cost for two (2) inspections and two (2) certificates comes to $317+GST

Gate hinges and/or latches are faulty or do not comply

Climbable objects are too close to a pool fence, such as trees, plant pots, BBQs and clothes lines

Pool fence height is less than 1200mm or boundary fence height is less than 1800mm

Distance between the vertical elements of a fence is greater than 100mm

Distance below the bottom of the fence is greater than 100mm

Pool resuscitation sign is missing, incorrectly located or out of date

What Makes A Pool Non-Compliant?


Pool Safety Inspections are complicated, but there are a few tasks that can be completed prior to inspection.
These are the top common issues when a pool is non-compliant.
Make sure these items are all clear before your pool inspection so you can be compliant.


Got Questions?

Hear From Our Customers

Roles and functions of the certifier

What to expect

Client’s details

Inspector’s details & insurance

Date of agreement

Pricing structure

Service description

Proof of date of pool/barrier construction (it’s OK if you don’t have proof)


The Contract


Law dictates, No Signed Agreement, No Inspection.
Every NSW Pool Safety Inspector requires you sign an agreement for every pool inspection. This is so council tracks and monitors pools for the NSW Government's Swimming Pool Register.

While each inspector uses their own contract, specific details are included in each one. 

Make sure you read the contract before signing so you know exactly what to expect regarding your pool inspection.


Do Pool Certificates Expire?


Pool certification expires, but NSW Government standards allow plenty of time to act.

If your certificate has expired, you can revisit all the reasons When You Need A Pool Certificate of Compliance.


Certificates of compliance expire after 3 years

Certificates of non-compliance expire after 1 year

The E1 Accredited Pool Certifier is licensed and insured

Read reviews and testimonials for comments on efficient and prompt service or hidden fees

Easily contactable by phone or email for questions

Affordable price, great value and efficient

Service, attention to details and committed to safety

How To Choose A Pool Safety Inspector


A NSW Pool Safety Inspector’s role is to inspect pools and determine they comply to Australian Government Standards. No pool inspector can bend the laws or break the rules and must follow the exact same process and legislation.

There are two (2) types of Pool Safety Inspectors in NSW: Local Council Inspectors and E1 Accredited Certifiers by the Building Professionals Board, a part of NSW Fair Trading

You can check


All NSW Pool Safety Inspectors can

  • perform a swimming pool barrier inspection
  • issue a certificate of compliance if the swimming pool or spa pool meets all the safety requirements, and
  • issue a certificate of non-compliance if the swimming pool or spa pool does not meet all the safety requirements


There are quite a few reasons for choosing your Pool Safety Inspector. Read our 10 Reasons For Hiring A Private E1 Certifier.


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