Swimming pool and spa inspections
All private swimming and spa pools that contain water more that 300mm deep must have a compliant safety barrier installed that restricts access by young children to the pool and its immediate surrounds.
Owners and occupiers are responsible for ensuring that the safety barrier is compliant, operating and maintained at all times. Should your swimming or spa pool not comply with the Australian Standards 1926.1, you as the home owner or occupier run the risk of substantial fines and possible prosecution.
The Town of Mosman Park conducts inspections on all private swimming and spa pools, generally once every four years.
The Town does recommend prior to selling/purchasing a property, that an inspection is undertaken to ensure the compliance of safety barriers.
For a compliance assessment of your swimming or spa pool, please contact the Town’s Building Services to book an inspection or complete the Non-Scheduled Inspection Form here and email it to email@example.com
Removing a pool or spa as part of demolition work
If the pool is in excess of 40㎡ in area a Demolition Permit is required. If you are removing a pool or spa as part of your demolition, please notify us:
- By email: complete the Decommission & Removal of Pool & Spa form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- By post or in person: complete and submit the Decommission & Removal of Pool & Spa form to our Administration Office.
One of our swimming pool inspectors must conduct a site visit to confirm the swimming pool or spa has been correctly removed or decommissioned.
The Towns’ Health Local Law 1995 strictly prohibits discharging pool water into a public area (e.g. road, parkland, reserve etc.) within the Town of Mosman Park. Apart from potential damage to the verge, road, footpaths, surrounding property etc., the running water can create a hazard for vehicles and pedestrians as well as the environment above and below ground. You may also face significant penalties under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 if found to have committed an offence of causing harm to the environment and/or people.