Pool and spa regulations

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.