Claremont defends stance on pool inspections

Claremont defends stance on pool inspections

CLAREMONT council has clarified a report it has one of the highest failure rates for backyard pool safety in Perth.

Acting-chief executive Liz Ledger said the Town, using City of Nedlands contracted inspectors, examined 238 of the 641 pools in the town in 2015-16.

A newspaper report this month claimed 52 per cent of its residents’ swimming polls failed the checks, putting Claremont third-highest among 30 councils in Perth.

Ms Ledger said of the 238 pools inspected 128 initially failed their check.

The rotating process that checks all pools over four years ensures they comply with the Building Act and Australian Standards.

Ms Ledger said the 124 pools that did not meet standards passed at second inspections requested by the council.

No fines were issued by the end of the second inspections.