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Posted 21 January 2013
The Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012, amending the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (“the Act”), came into force on 29 October 2012. Most of the changes take effect on deferred dates.
The principal changes are as follows:
A register is to be established by 29 April 2013 and pool owners will be required to register by 29 October 2013. Regulations are expected setting out the information to be provided on registration. Registration will apparently be online and involve self certification as to compliance with the Act. There will be a penalty of $220 for failure to register.
From the perspective of pool owners, the main implications of this are that they will need to register their pools by 29 October 2013 and after 29 April 2014 will need to arrange an inspection and certificate of compliance if they propose to sell or lease their property and don’t already have a certificate of compliance or an occupation certificate authorising use of the swimming pool not more than 3 years old.
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