Swimming Pools and Spa Pools.
Summer is coming which is when we want to spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors, swimming at the beach, rivers or for those who are lucky enough to have a swimming pool, swimming at home.
We here at Grey District Council want your summer to
be safe, and would like to remind you that your swimming and/or spa pool must, at all times
remain fully compliant with the Building Act 2004.
So what does that mean for you?
If you are contemplating purchasing a swimming pool for yourself or someone else, you need to know that to be compliant with the Building Act 2004, any pool
capable of holding 400mm or more of water MUST be fenced.
In addition, the
construction of a pool fence is NOT exempt and therefore you must obtain a
Building Consent and achieve a Code Compliance Certificate before
erecting/building any pool.
Failure to comply with the requirements of the Building Act
could become very costly and may result in a disappointing end to the Christmas
season for you and your children.
There are some instances where a pool may be exempt from
being fenced, so please, take that bit of extra time and either call us on 03 769 8600, or come in to our offices here at Grey District Council and speak to one of our friendly staff who will be more than happy to help you. By doing this it first it may well save you a lot of unnecessary headache and money.