Council has confirmed that the new swimming pool regulations will be enforced from 29 April of this year.
Estate Agents confirm that this will soon make it virtually impossible to sell any house with a swimming pool unless it is already certified. Before the sale can settle, the pool must be inspected, faults rectified, then reinspected to obtain a certificate. We have heard of this requiring lengthy renovations, and numerous inspections, which could be impossible to achieve before 29 April, and it will be illegal to settle after that date without a certificate.
One anticipates a significant drop in stamp duty for the state when house sales dry up. Similarly landlords will be unable to take on new tenants if their existing tenants vacate after that date unless the pool is already certified.