Spa compliance: what you need to know
When it comes to spa compliance, it is a little bit of a grey area. Although we are constantly reminded that pools need to meet strict compliance standards, spas are less frequently spoken about.
Whether you are considering purchasing a spa, or just wish to know if your spa is adhering to rules and regulations, we are here to help. Here’s everything you need to know about the ins and outs of spa compliance.
Do I need a spa compliance certificate?
The New South Wales government currently requires all spa owners to register their spas on the “NSW Swimming Pool Register”. Alongside this, a valid compliance certificate must be attached to any tenancy agreements of properties that contain a pool or spa.
Similarly, all owned properties with spas must have compliance certificates attached to the sales document alongside evidence that the pool has been registered.
Do I need a certificate for a structural spa?
All structural spas require a pool compliance certificate. This would include a spa that is located inside and adjacent to a swimming pool. If you want to adhere to the regulations, we suggest booking a pool inspection.
It is recommended that you install a fence around your spa to ensure it is inaccessible to children. Unlike pools, your spa is compliant if it has a door or lid that is lockable and cannot be accessed by children.
Inflatable spas with a depth of 300mm or more must have a lockabale lid or be surrounded by a compliant pool fence. Inflatable spas under 300mm meet compliance regulations if they do not have a lid or fence, however, children must be supervised while using at all times.
If you are unsure of your spa compliance obligations, call the expert team at PoolCC today on 02 8005 6167… they will be able to answer all your questions and point you in the right direction!