Loads of great rea­sons to check your pool safety

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

Win­ter is the per­fect time to look over your pool to check its safety. Our pool safety of­fi­cers are here to help make sure your fam­ily and visi­tors are safe.

They pro­vide prac­ti­cal ad­vice on how to make any nec­es­sary mod­i­fi­ca­tions and re­pairs to your pool to make them com­ply, as eas­ily and cost ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.

Our pool safety of­fi­cers are mak­ing their way to ev­ery pool in the shire, to check they are safe Ð we have checked over three thou­sand pools so far.

Get on the front foot and down­load a free swim­ming pool safety checklist that shows ev­ery­thing our of­fi­cers will be check­ing when they visit your pool.

You can ac­cess the checklist at Swim­ming Pool Reg­is­ter on­line www.swim­ming­pool­reg­is­ter.nsw.gov.au/check­lists

If you use the checklist be­fore your in­spec­tion, youõll know what to ex­pect and may even have sorted things out be­fore we get there (saves the $100 rein­spec­tion fee).

While youõre at it, you have to reg­is­ter your pool or spa (most other res­i­dents have) - it only takes a minute and is re­ally easy! Reg­is­ter your pool at the www.swim­ming­pool­reg­is­ter.nsw.gov.au

The State gov­ern­ment re­quires that we all reg­is­ter our pools and spas and that any un­reg­is­tered pool is sub­ject to a $220 fine.

If youõre not sure if your pool is reg­is­tered, you can check at www.swim­ming­pool­reg­is­ter.nsw.gov.au/pooldb/pglookup­pool

If you lease your prop­erty or are looking to sell, is a re­ally im­por­tant step to have a valid com­pli­ance cer­tifi­cate for your pool or spa (it is like a road­wor­thy for a car).

To book a pool com­pli­ance cer­tifi­cate in­spec­tion call Coun­cil on (02) 6670 2400.

Note, Coun­cil is here to help and we do not is­sue fines for any prop­erty that books in­spec­tions and fixes any is­sues within a rea­son­able time­frame. Join the vast ma­jor­ity of other Tweed res­i­dents who have made sure their pools are com­pli­ant and are help­ing keep kids safe by tak­ing th­ese easy steps.

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