Swimming & Spa Pools
Why you need to restrict access to your pool
- The leading causes of children, five and younger, drowning or being injured in pools are:
- Unsupervised access to pools through faulty gates and barriers.
- Ladders, chairs, planter boxes etc being left against the pool and gates allowing them to be propped open.
- Small portable pools remaining full of water without supervision.
- Any portable or inflatable pool capable of holding 400mm of water is required to have a compliant barrier which must be constructed under a building consent.
- Other portable pools like paddling pools should be supervised at all times and emptied after use.
Swimming and Spa Pools
Spas and small heated pools
Pool owners' obligations
Standard of fencing
Non-complying pools or pool barriers
What happens if at the time of any inspection your pool or pool barrier is non-compliant
You should know
Persons responsible for ensuring a pool barrier complies
Where can I go for further information?
Page reviewed: 30 Apr 2020 12:37pm