HOME owners must register their pools and spas with council by 1 June.
Amendments to the building act made late last year have made it a requirement for councils to keep a register of swimming pools and spas that exist within the municipality.
Frankston mayor Sandra Mayer said “the deadline is getting closer and quite a few pool and spa owners are yet to register with us. This includes fixed, temporary, inflatable and relocatable pools and spas with a depth more than 300 millimetres.”
Registering a pool comes at a cost of $79 to the property owner. “Agents and tenants are unable to register pools or spas and in the case that they have applied, the owner will need to call our customer service team to provide their consent,” Cr Mayer said.
“Pools can be registered online or by visiting one of council’s service centres. When this is complete, owners will need to engage a private building surveyor or inspector to assess whether their barrier meets the required standard.
“The standard will depend on when the pool or spa was built and council will provide your specific details when confirming your registration. When the standards are met, the surveyor or inspector will issue you a compliance certificate which will need to be lodged with council.”
frankston.vic.gov.au or call 1300 322 322 for more information.