Keep your cool this summer with a compliant swimming pool

15 December 2020 2:00 PM

Summer time is here and as it heats up the City of Kalamunda is encouraging residents to stay cool by ensuring their swimming pool or spa is safety compliant.

Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “We all want to enjoy time with our family – we want to keep them, and others safe too. By focusing on two key things – constant adult supervision and maintenance of a complying swimming pool barrier – you can have a fun and safe time.”
 
“Please check your barriers protecting your swimming pool and spa are up to standard – this includes all gates and latches. ” 
 
If the structure contains water to a depth greater than 300mm and is used primarily for swimming, wading, bathing or like activities then the structure is required to have a barrier installed which complies with the Australian Standards for Swimming Pool Safety.
 
All swimming pools require a Building Permit and must be registered on the City’s Swimming Pool Register. A building permit is required for the erection of a swimming pool fence which should be installed prior to the pool being filled with water.
 
Pool owners may also consider displaying a resuscitation chart on their pool fence and ensuring someone in the home is a qualified first aider.
 
The City delivers an annual, mandatory inspection programme and has a full-time Swimming Pool Compliance Officer to assist residents in ensuring their pools are secure and adhere to regulations. 
 
Residents are expected to provide access to pool areas for City inspectors and promptly rectify any directions provided. Infringements, building orders and prosecution can apply for noncompliance. 
 
If you are unsure whether your pool complies with West Australian standards, you can download a checklist from royallifesavingwa.com.au/your-safety/at-home or contact the City of Kalamunda on (08) 9257 9999 or enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au and request a free compliance inspection.
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