New swimming pool laws

ON 29 OCTOBER 2012, new swimming pool laws were introduced with the amendment of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW) by the Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 No 77 (NSW).

The Swimming Pools Act 1992 (NSW) contains a range of measures to restrict access to private swimming pools in the interests of public safety.

Under the new measures, it is compulsory from 29 APRIL 2014 that:

    • Private swimming pools be registered on the Online Swimming Pools Register by 19 November 2013.
    • Certificates of compliance be included in contracts for sale or lease of land before a property can be sold or leased.
    • Councils every 3 years conduct mandatory periodic inspections of pools connected with tourist, visitor accommodation and multiple occupancy premises.

In addition to freehold and leasehold, the laws apply to strata schemes, community schemes and Crown leases.

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