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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
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Depending on the type of your residential pool, you may need a building consent for your pool, pool barrier, or both.
You will need a building consent for your pool barrier.
All pools of depth of 400mm or more need some form of pool barrier.
If your pool has a non-climbable side at least 1.2m high above the ground; and there are no permanent climbable objects located within 1.2m of the pool side (includes trees and plants), the barrier is only needed around the pool access. This could take the form of a fence around the stairs or ladder.
You do not need to register your spa pool / hot tub, classified as a ‘small heated pool’ if:
Only if the above compliance criteria is not meet, and/or if we become aware of a non compliant activity.
After completing the online swimming pool registration form, our team will be in touch to arrange for a building inspector to check and confirm that the pool and/or fencing are compliant.
Specific information to include in a building consent application for a swimming or spa pool: