Is your pool fence safe?

With summer on its way, it’s time to make sure your pool fence is safe for your family, friends and neighbours. Council & State regulations changed in 2018 and owning a pool with a non-compliant fence now comes at great risk. Adding to that, Pool Safety Certificates are required every three years for rental properties and are compulsory if you’re looking to sell. It’s so important your pool fence meets regulations which have been set in place to prevent drownings. At East Coast Building Consultants, we carry out pool fence inspections and can provide Pool Safety Certificates to give you that peace of mind.

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    The Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012 commenced on 29 October 2012 and makes a number of amendments to the Pools Act 1992

    How can we help you with this?

    The most important thing we offer to our valuable clients is peace of mind. By using our Quality swimming pool safety inspectors, you can be assured that at the time of registry your swimming pool fence complies with all safety standards and regulations. Our inspectors will come out to your property and inspect your fence; identifying any non compliance issues. If any issues of non compliancy are identified the client will be provided with a list of issues and also a report detailing how to make your fence a complying fence.

    Pool Safety is a very serious concern, by using our quality inspection you are taking the necessary steps to keep your children, friends and family safe. Book an inspection today so you will be confident when registering that your fence complies with all safety standards.

    Tough new swimming pool rules have been introduced in NSW which are designed to enhance pool safety in an effort to reduce the number of drownings in NSW swimming pools.

    The Swimming Pools Act has been amended and pool owners are now required to register their pools on a state wide register and have their pools inspected.

    Pool owners must register their pools by the 29 October 2013 and there will be a penalty ($220) for those pool owners who fail to register their swimming pools by this date.

    As of the 29 October 2013, mandatory inspections of pools will start and there will be a fee for this service.

    As of the 29 April 2014, pool owners will be required to have their pools inspected and passed before they can sell or lease their property.

    New pools less than 3 years old will be exempt from the inspection program (3 years from the date of issue of the Occupation Certificate).

    Councils will have to start mandatory inspections of pools at tourist, visitor and multi-occupancy developments.

    To register your pool or for more information about these changes, visit
    or contact your local council.


    East Coast Building Consultants Pty Ltd is a NSW wide business, which has qualified & licensed inspectors to inspect pool fences and issue Pool Safety Certificates.

    We issue prescribed Pool Safety Certificates, or, if your pool does not comply, we issue detailed “Notices of Non-Conformity” which set out what needs to be done to bring the pool fence to the required standard. Simply hand this to your fence repairer….Pool fence inspections just got easier!

    East Coast Building Consultants Pty Ltd are accredited certifiers under the Building Professionals Board and is a member of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyor.

    We are Fully Insured – Professional Indemnity and Public liability insurance. All East Coast Building Consultants Pty Ltd Pool Safety Inspectors are protected by $10,000,000 of Professional Indemnity Insurance. Before you consider any other pool inspector, ask them how much cover they have – the minimum $1m cover that some carry will not be enough if things go wrong. We understand that the reason behind this legislation is to save young lives. We will help you by checking your pool fence, ensuring it is compliant and when it is, issuing you with a certificate that is also held on the State Government Pool Register. For your piece of mind.

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    Our reviews

    We have been using the services of East Coast Building Consultants for Certification of new home construction.

    Brett and the team come highly recommend, they are efficient, easy to get along with and are very flexible with inspections to work around the builders.

    We can always contact them and have any questions answered quickly which saves time & money.

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    Melissa McDermott

    Administration Officer, Integrity Homes

    We have found the services provided by Brett and his staff to be, well organized, highly professional, and consistently reliable. I would also like to advise that the fees for the services provided, have always been very fair and reasonable, especially given the high standard of service they offer. We would have no hesitation in recommending East Coast Building Consultants to clients & architects on any future projects.

    Paul Pattinson

    Construction Administrator, Stehnbuild Pty Ltd.

    Perry Homes have been utilising the services of East Coast Building Consultants for over 10 years now. We are continually impressed by the service offered by Brett & the team relating to certification advice, the issue of construction/occupation certificates and flexibility of critical stage inspections. We have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone seeking their services.
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    Ricky Zietlow

    Town Planner, Perry Homes

    East Coast are a pleasure to use, quick and responsive with great communication and customer Service. We would recommend them to all our customers
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    Dixon Homes Pty Ltd