Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 12 May 2016
The following information has been supplied by Dr Gabrielle Wallace, Manager of the Building Professionals Board. For more information about swimming pool certification please visit their website directly by clicking here.
The Building Professionals Regulation 2007 has been amended to allow E1, A1, A2 and A3 pool certifiers to carry out minor repairs to make a swimming pool comply with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.
To carry out minor repairs, they must be authorised under the Home Building Act to carry out swimming pool building or structural landscaping.
The law has been changed to improve child safety and avoid delays in rectifying defects.
To sell a property with a swimming pool or spa pool, the owner must have a certificate of compliance, a certificate of non-compliance or an occupation certificate for the pool.
To lease a property with a pool, the owner must have a certificate of compliance or an occupation certificate for the pool.
Where minor works costing up to $1,000 are required to make the pool compliant, the owner is under no obligation to engage the certifier who inspected their pool. The owner is free to engage others to do the work or do the work themselves.
The application and renewal fee for Category E1 Swimming Pool Certification has also been formally reduced to $750, commensurate with the level of E1 authority and scope of work.