Selling or leasing with a pool?

Selling or leasing with a pool?

Posted Wednesday 13 April 2016

From 29 April 2016, pool owners must obtain a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance, Certificate of Non-Compliance or relevant Occupation Certificate before they can sell or lease their property.

This means that property owners can transfer the obligation of obtaining a Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance to the purchaser by attaching a Certificate of Non-Compliance to the contract for sale. The buyer then has 90 days from the date of settlement to fix the issues listed in the Certificate of Non-Compliance and obtain a Certificate of Compliance.

How to obtain a Certificate of Compliance

Complete the Swimming Pool Certificate of Compliance Application Form and submit to Council.

Once received Council will organise an inspection to advise if the pool complies with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act 1992 (the Act) or if any work is needed to comply.

Upon completion of works, Council will issue a certificate stating that the swimming pool or spa complies with the requirements of the Act.

The cost of $150 applies for initial inspections and $100 for re-inspections.

For further information contact the Compliance Team on 9978 4000.

Online pool register

Remember that all pool owners must register their swimming pool and/or spa pool in a State-wide pool register. Penalties will apply for failing to register.

Registrations are free of charge at Swimming Pool Registrations.

If unable to access the internet, Mosman pool owners can visit Council during business hours and Council can assist in registering their pool.