Pool owners beware

BUNDABERG pool owners are being warned to register their pools and outdoor spas with the government before November 4 or risk being slammed with a hefty fine.

In a bid to cut down on the tragic toll of children drowning, pool owners must register their pool by next month's date and have it inspected and brought up to strict safety standards by 2015.

Pool inspector Paul Brodrick said all pool owners were required to have a safety certificate by November 2015.

"The pool or spa needs to be looked at by a registered inspector who can then sign off on it or tell the owner what needs to be done," Mr Brodrick said.

"If it's not up to standard, they need to make the changes in 90 days."

Mr Brodrick, who owns Kidsafe Pool Inspections with his partner Aishah Abdullah, said the issues they both encountered were simply ones.

To find out the most common mistakes made by pool owners, see tomorrow's NewsMail.



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