Grace period for pool owners to be compliant has ended

QUEENSLAND pool owners risk being fined if their pools are non-compliant after new laws came into effect this month.

Local councils are now responsible for enforcing the laws which replaced 11 different standards to make it easier for owners to comply.

Housing Minister Leeanne Enoch said this month many people had taken the right steps toward compliance.

She said under the changes owners are now required to register their pools with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission.

"When it comes to kids and pools, deaths can be prevented when there is appropriate education, supervision and appropriate fencing," she said.

"Owners need to make sure their pools meet the safety standard, but only need a pool safety certificate to sell or lease their property.

"A pool compliance checklist can help pool owners self-assess whether their barrier is compliant and what they can then do to fix it."

The checklist can be found at: http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/Pool_Safety_basic_checklist.pdf



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