- Last updated:
- 16 Nov 2016
From 1 December 2015 only one pool safety standard will apply in Queensland. All pools, spas and portable pools capable of holding more than 300mm of water, must meet the safety standard.
Detailed information can be found on the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) website.
To ensure your pool is compliant:
- get advice from a pool safety inspector about how to make your pool comply, or
- contract a pool safety inspector to do a formal inspection with a view to getting a certificate.
A pool safety inspector's role is to inspect pools to decide f they meet the safety standard. Search for a swimming pool safety inspector by:
- your local government area, or
- entering the inspector's name, business name or licence number.
Discharging backwash from swimming pools
The backwash from swimming pool filters can contain high levels of chlorine. These can cause damage to the environment or a nuisance to neighbouring properties. The following fact sheets provide details on how the backwash can be disposed of safely in sewered and non sewered areas:
- Domestic swimming pool backwash discharge in sewered areas
- Domestic swimming pool backwash discharge in non sewered areas.