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When did pool laws change?

In NSW, private or back yard swimming pool safety is legislated by the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and the Swimming Pool Regulation 2008.

New requirements, from April 29th 2013, all pools in NSW be registered on a State-wide register. All swimming pools owners were responsible to register their swimming pools on the online NSW Swimming Pool Register.

Penalties applied for those failing to register their pool and spa after 29 October 2013.

From 29 April 2016 a landlord will ensure that a pool on a leased property will have a valid certificate of compliance or relevant occupation certificate no more than 3 years old.

From 29 April 2016 a swimming pool owner is required to provide a valid swimming pool compliance certificate or occupation certificate no more than 3 years old, before being able to sell or lease a property with a swimming pool or spa.