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Swimming Pool Certification Sydney

OPR offers fully accredited and insured Swimming Pool Certification inspections.

  • Prompt inspections.
  • Immediate certification.
  • Easy to read, comprehensive and high quality reports.

Questions? Ask Gus — Call 0400 821 450.

Leasing or Selling? Here is what you need to do:

Call Gus Kernot on 0400 821450 and arrange a time for your inspection.  

The Act requires us to have a written agreement for a pool inspection.   Ours is here.   You can print and email, or give it to our inspector when he comes to see your pool.


First Inspection $255
Second or subsequent inspection, if required $145
All our prices include GST.


Selling a home with a swimming pool

All NSW properties being sold with a swimming pool or spa pool must have either a Certificate of Compliance or a Certificate of Non-Compliance attached to the contract.

The Certificate of Non-Compliance means the vendor transfers the obligation to upgrade the pool barriers to the purchaser, who has 90 days from the date of settlement to rectify defects causing the issue of the Certificate of Non-Compliance.

Leasing a home with a swimming pool

The landlord must ensure that the swimming pool is registered under the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and has a valid Certificate of Compliance or an Occupation Certificate for a new pool, a copy of the certificate must be provided to the tenant.

Want to know more?

Check the Gate - Qld experience tells us this is where most pools will fail.

The gate must automatically swing closed and self latch from any position. Our inspector will test the swing from at least three angles. One at the most open position, one at mid-open and one where the gate is resting on the latch. If it fails to self close from any of these positions your pool will not comply.   Simple!

Trees Growing Too Close to the Pool Fence?

Has your garden grown since the pool fencing was installed?

To comply with the current Australian Standard (AS1926.1-2012) you should remove any climbable trees/branches within 300mm of the inside of a 1200mm barrier with vertical openings and ask us about trees/branches within a 900mm radius of the top of the outside of a 1200mm fence. (The formula is a little complicated, you may wish to discuss it.)

Information and Links

E1-Accredited Certifier - Swimming Pool Certification

Gavin Kernot (Gus)  BPB2699

Several Local Councils have had an information booklet prepared

Local Council Pool Safety Booklet

Office of Local Government Information Sheets

Every day we can do swimming pool inspections in all of the Sydney Metro area; the CBD, North Shore, Northern Beaches, Rockdale, The Shire, Inner West, Parramatta, the Hills District, Blacktown, Liverpool and Campbelltown.