Keep your pool safe this summer


Homeowners are being warned to double-check the qualifications of the tradespeople installing safety mechanisms around their pools.

Since December 2019, all Victorian landowners have had to register any pool or spa on their premises with their local council, as a means of improving pool safety.

Victorian Building Authority regulatory operations director David Brockman said it’s important that all pool owners confirm the qualifications of tradespeople at their home before they commence safety works.

“In the last two decades, more than 20 young children have drowned in cases where a non-compliant safety barrier has been a factor. These are preventable tragedies,” Mr Brockman said.