Pool repairer in deep water – Steven Edward Eatwell

  • Failure to fix defective swimming pool plasterwork
  • $3,750 fine for not complying with a building remedy order
  • Home owners previously received $19,000 compensation payment

An Armadale swimming pool renovator will pay more than $4,000 in fines and costs after ignoring an official order to rectify work at a Roleystone property.

In Armadale Magistrates Court on 13 June 2023, Steven Edward Eatwell of S & L Aquatic Solutions pleaded guilty to not complying with a building remedy order, which is an offence under WA’s building complaint laws.

According to facts presented in court, Mr Eatwell replastered the swimming pool in May 2017 but two years later the plaster had lost adhesion to the concrete underneath.

The home owners later lodged a building work complaint with Building and Energy, which issued the remedy order requiring Mr Eatwell to repair the plastering within 28 days. This work was not carried out.

The court was told that after the remedy order was converted into a compensation order, Mr Eatwell and his wife paid the home owners more than $19,000.

Mr Eatwell was fined $3,750 and ordered to pay $408 costs for non-compliance with the order to repair the plastering.

“Failure to comply with a building remedy order is illegal and can cause significant stress for home owners,” Building and Energy Acting Executive Director Nabil Yazdani said.

“Building service providers who do not follow through with their responsibilities, including rectifying their work, will face consequences.”


Media contact: BEmedia@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Building and Energy
Media release
11 Jul 2023

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