Waimakariri District Council has the responsibility to administer the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987. The Act was introduced to protect young children
from the danger of drowning.
If you are building or installing a
swimming or spa pool you will need building consent regardless of the
size or capacity of the pool. The same applies to any pond associated
with a dwelling.
pools over 400 mm in depth must be fenced, whether they are in-ground,
above-ground or spa pools (with or without lockable lids). Inflatable
and temporary pools over 400 mm in depth also require fencing and
building consent. Below you will find relevant information to help you
make your pool or pond comply and safe for your family and friends.
Pools and Ponds
It is also your responsibility to fence your pool/pond in accordance with the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987. See below for further information relating to your pool or pond.