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New Pool Regulations  

Have you got a backyard pool or spa?

Pool and spa owners are required to register pools or spas with their local councils by 1 June 2020.

Owners will also be required to lodge a compliance certificate for their pool or spa barrier every four years.

New laws have been introduced to keep young children safe. Since 2000, 27 young children have drowned in private swimming pools and spas. In at least 20 of those cases, the non-compliance of the safety barrier was a contributing factor.

In addition, owners will be required to engage a registered building surveyor or building inspector to inspect and certify the compliance of their safety barrier every four years.

Better safety means more enjoyable summers.

To learn more visit www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/safety-guides/swimming-pools

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