About Lachlan and Poolsafe Inspections

Coming from 15 years experience in the construction trade, Lachie was drawn to Pool Safety when looking to change careers and have more of a work/life balance. 


But don’t underestimate this young gun! Along with being licenced with the Victorian Building Association, Lachie has a wealth of building construction knowledge and is a licenced building inspector specialising in pools and spas. 


Lachie has always been driven to help people and is the ‘go-to guy’ with the tools should you just need a branch cut down or some screws tightened, saving you the call-out fee on another tradesman. Now, having a young family of his own, Lachie can see first-hand just how important pool safety is and will help you find the easiest solution for you to ensure your pool/spa is safe. 


Lachie provides detailed reports including pictures and diagrams (especially helpful if you can’t be in attendance at the time), and there is NO CHARGE for reinspections within 30 minutes of Cranbourne!

Here are some questions we get asked frequently

Yes, under the new legislation all pools and spas must be inspected. You will need to register with your local council and they can advise the date by which you must lodge a compliance certificate.

In Victoria, all swimming pools and spas capable of containing water greater than 300 mm (30 cm) must have a compliant safety barrier to restrict access to the pool area by young children (under the age of five). The Victorian Building Authority states barriers are required for:


  • For a swimming pool or spa construction on or before 30 June 1994, a compliance certificate must be lodged by 1 June 2021.

  • For a swimming pool or spa constructed between 1 July 1994 and 1 May 2012, a compliance certificate must be lodged by 1 June 2022.

  • For a swimming pool or spa constructed between 1 May 2012 and 31 May 2020, a compliance certificate must be lodged by 1 June 2023.

The inspection generally takes less than an hour.

Not unless we need you to provide access to the pool area, or doors and windows form part of the safety barrier which need checking. We’ll discuss this with you when you arrange your inspection.

If your pool is compliant, you’ll receive your certificate within a day or two.

Get your pool inspected

If you have a pool that needs an inspection, drop us a line and we can give you a call to make an arrangement or call us directly on 0401 937 289

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