From 29 April 2016 properties sold or leased with a spa or pool must have a relevant compliance certificate.
Royal Life Saving NSW CEO David Macallister says it is critical people get more information from swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au.
He points out up to 95% of ALL pools fail their inspection first time. He says this new awareness push is all about saving young lives because figures show in the past 13 years, 83 young children drowned in a backyard pool and a further 80 children have suffered neurological (brain) damage.
(Ultimately from April 29, if you are buying or selling a property with a spa or pool and don’t have a relevant compliance certificate attached to your contract of sale, your contract is incomplete and can be rescinded. If a landlord does not provide a compliance certificate as part of a new lease for a property with a pool, the lease may be invalid.)