Pools and Spas

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Understanding a Barrier

Details the basic pool safety barrier design requirements

Pool Safety Requirements

Swimming pool laws explained including child resistant fencing and gate requirements.

Balcony Barriers

A balcony requires a balustrade that complies with Australian standards.

Retaining Walls

Stairs or ramps providing access to or from the pool are required to be provided with a fence and gate in accordance with barrier requirements.

Structures within Pool Areas

Provided these structures are solely associated with pool operation/use, they are allowed. Their size needs to be in keeping with the size of the pool.

Pool Registrations and Inspections

Register your pool, request council to inspect your pool and issue a pool certificate of compliance. Pool inspection program.

Pool Removal

The basic rule of pool removal is if you needed approval to build it, you need approval to demolish it.

Pool Exemptions

Is your pool exempt? How does it stay exempt? When is it no longer exempt?

Buying, Selling or Renting a Property with a Pool

Current requirements and new requirements from 29 April 2016.

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