Swimming & spa pools

Do I need a building consent?

A building consent is required before putting in a swimming or spa pool.

What information is needed?

Specific information to include in a building consent application for a swimming or spa pool:

  • Site plan showing location of pool and existing buildings, location of fence, boundaries and existing waterways
  • Fence construction - show the height, gates, self-closing device, construction type etc. (see 'A guide to pool fencing').
  • Show how any doors or windows that form part of the fence will comply
  • Brand and model of pool
  • Size of the pool
  • Drainage plan - show discharge point
  • Installation instructions/manual
  • Show filling point for pool (tap) and backflow prevention.