UPDATE TO NSW SWIMMING POOLS REGULATION 2018

On September 1, 2018, the Swimming Pools Regulation 2008 of NSW was revoked and the Swimming Pools Regulation 2018 took effect.

Under the new Regulation 2018, the following changes occured :

  1. The local authorities can now of charge fees for the third and every succeeding swimming pool inspections.
  2. The maximum fees for exemption applications that the local authorities may impose will be increased to equal the maximum fee charged for the first pool inspection.
  3. Homeowners are obligated to display a warning notice during swimming pool constructions. Failure to comply is a chargeable offence.
  4. Improvements to the CPR / Warning Notices previously required by The Act.
  5. Improvements on the accessibility of the public to all relevant Australian Standards, and not just limited to AS 1926.1 – 2007.
  6. Improvements to make the Swimming Pools Regulation more flexible and to clarify some of its aspects.
  7. Certificates of non-compliance are required to be included in the Swimming Pools Register.