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Is your Pool Legal?

Sometimes government regulations don’t seem to make much sense at all. This is not the case when it comes to pool safety laws. Pool safety laws came about as a reaction to the frighteningly high statistics of the drowning deaths of small children. The aim behind the new pool safety laws is to completely eradicate the accidental drowning of small kiddies.

How Difficult is it?

Of course, similar to many government regulations, it can be difficult for a layman to understand the ins and outs of the laws. Fortunately, there are several building and pest inspection professionals that are qualified to inspect your property and to give you a thorough report and advice on getting your property up to scratch.

You would usually follow a simple checklist to see what the basic requirements are and make suitable adjustments. You would then set up an appointment with pool safety compliance professionals. They will either issue you with a compliancy certificate or will give you a report on what needs to be corrected in order to ensure compliance.

Why do it at all?

Aside from the fact that it is now a legal requirement to make sure that your pool is compliant, it is also important for the safety of your family. Even if you do not have small kiddies at the moment, it is important to make your pool safe – perhaps family and friends will visit with small children and you certainly want to make sure that they have a fun and safe experience at your home.

The Financial Side

You should also keep in mind that pool compliance is important if you are planning to sell your home. You may be tempted to leave it up to the new owners but it is going to be an issue. The new owners will need to ensure that the pool is made compliant and this may put them off or may even induce them to offer you a lower price. Overall, having this matter taken care of beforehand will be a lot less expensive than the potential loss of perceived value in the eyes of potential buyers.

Overall, it makes sense both financially and, when it comes to the safety of your family, to make sure that your swimming pool complies with the new regulations. It is not a difficult task to accomplish if you get expert advice. Making sure that your swimming pool is compliant is every pool owner’s responsibility.