Comprehensive Pool Fence Inspections Melbourne

Did you know that from December 1st it will be mandatory for all swimming pools and spas to be registered under state law? What’s more, a new compliance regime will be introduced to ensure swimming pools and spas are safe for use.

Solid Start Property Inspections is a fully qualified and registered pool inspections provider for Melbourne homes and businesses. We are a Registered Building Inspector with the Victorian Building Authority, meaning we are able to provide swimming pool safety inspections throughout the city.

Our comprehensive inspection service includes pool & spa fences and barriers, gates and hardware, vegetation and climbable landscaping compliance, locating structural issues as well as all necessary pool area checks and more.

Trusted, Efficient Pool and Spa Inspections Across Melbourne

The team of highly trained and dedicated inspections experts at Solid Start Property Inspections have years of experience in providing Melbourne homes and businesses with comprehensive, thorough pool and spa inspections.

We have seen it all, and this means that if your pool/spa area doesn’t meet safety requirements, we’ll know. Trust our team to provide a detailed, easy to read written report with clear photos and explanations of defects noted. If we find that your pool doesn’t meet Victoria’s high safety standards, we can provide you with a full solution to ensure that the area is made safe for all to enjoy.

Furthermore, we work alongside Melbourne real estate agents to ensure that the pools and spas of their sale/lease properties meet Victorian standards.

Leaving No Detail Unchecked

When receiving a pool and spa area check with our team, we ensure that we will leave no detail unchecked. Whatever your concerns regarding your area, whether it be the fence or barrier, or a structural problem, we will ensure that we locate the problem. This is all part of our dedication to providing Melbourne’s most comprehensive inspections service, something we are very proud to offer.

Contact Our Team for a Pool Inspection Today

Worried about the safety standards of your pool/spa area? If you would like to arrange an inspection with the friendly team of experts at Solid Start Property Inspections, or have any enquiries about our service, please feel free to get in contact with us.

We are committed to providing our valued clientele with an exceptional standard of communication, and will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding our service or book your home/business in for an inspection at a time that suits you best.

Call us on 0477 100 118 or submit an enquiry form on our contact page and we will get back to you with all the information you require regarding top class pool and spa inspections for Melbourne homes and businesses.

If you need other inspections services, click here for new home inspectionsowner builder reports or dilapidation reports.

What you need to do for now

In our opinion you don’t need to have your pool inspected just yet…

There are a few steps required.


Register your pool with your local Council by 1 November 2020.

This application may need to be accompanied with any relevant documents to help confirm the construction date of your pool and pay the associated application fee.


After receiving your letter of confirmation from your council stating when the pool was built, you can then book one of our fully qualified team to come out and inspect the pool/ spa barrier for you.

We both need the letter from the council stating when the pool/ spa built as this date determines which standards to apply.


We come and inspect the pool/ spa barrier for you and issue either the pool/ spa compliance certificate if the barrier complies or if the barrier does not comply we provide you with a barrier notice clearly listing all the issue that requires rectification.

After you rectify all the issues noted in the barrier notice we can re-inspect the barrier for you and if all issues on the barrier notice are completed we can issue you the pool/spa compliance certificate.


You lodge your certificate of compliance with your local council and we will see you again in 4 years’ time.

Do you already have a Pool or Spa?

As a pool or spa owner, you have an obligation to maintain the operation of your swimming pool or spa barrier to prevent access to the pool or spa.

The following checklists will help you assess the safety of your barrier. The checklists are based on the relevant barrier standard associated with the date that the pool or spa was installed.

Checklist 1 (for pools and spas installed before 8 April 1991) (PDF, 674.37 KB)

Checklist 2 (for pools and spas installed between 8 April 1991 and 30 April 2010) (PDF, 595.22 KB)

Checklist 3 (for pools and spas installed from 1 May 2010) (PDF, 937.71 KB)

If you are having any work done on an existing safety barrier, a permit may need to be issued to alter the barrier. Work to alter an existing barrier will need to comply with the current Regulations. Check with your local council or building surveyor for advice.

Pricing (Pool Inspections Only)


$290 for first inspection*

All reports and certificates included
(no extra fee)

* Prices are all GST inclusive
* $190 if additional inspection is required
* Prices include up to 20 mins on site per inspection
* Extra consultation time if requested charged at $240/hr