Pool and spa regulations
A Building Permit is required for the construction or installation of any pool or spa that exceeds a depth of 300mm (30cm). This applies to above and below ground pools and spas as well as inflatable structures. It is also mandatory for a regulation safety fence or barrier to be constructed.
Pools and spas require ongoing maintenance to ensure they remain safe to use.
- Ensure all parts of the safety fence or barrier are fitted correctly such as self-closers, latches, fly screens, catches and bolts
- Regularly check your safety structures for deteriorating parts
- Ensure no items that could be used as a climbing aid are within a 1.2m radius of the safety fence or barrier. This includes chairs, boxes and even pool pumps.
For further information and advice contact Council’s Building Unit on (03) 5772 0333.