Swimming Pool Regulations

From 1st January 2017, pools are required to meet the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016.

Pool safety barriers are now regulated by the Building Act 2004, under provisions of Clause F9 of the New Zealand Building Code (Building Regulations).

Swimming Pools and Spas Pools require a building consent to install. This will require a pool fence to comply with the Act. “Pools” are all pools that have the capability of water depth greater than 400 mm.

Gates or doors entering the immediate pool area must have self-closure devices.

Refer to the Pool Safety Checklist.

Contact the Council for further information and advice.



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