Aussie pool owners unable to save life in an emergency

A SURVEY has revealed most Australian pool owners would not be able to save a life in an emergency situation.

Australia is the world-leader of pool ownership per capita.

The survey, conducted by Poolwerx, has found that two third of owners would not be able to perform CPR in an emergency situation.

The survey also found 43% of owners do not have an up-to-date CPR chart while 19% of people do not check their pool safety at any time of the year.

Of those pool owners surveyed 25% were living in Queensland.

Hannah's Foundation founder Kat Plint, who lost her daughter in an drowning accident in 2007, said councils across the country need to do more in relation to pool safety.

"Councils are lazy and should get much stricter in relation enforcing legislation," she said.

"They really need to start getting serious.

"Their staff need to be trained and educated in the every changing pool laws."

Last financial year in Queensland seven children under the age of 12 drowned in backyard pools.