Swimming pool barrier FAQs
Who is responsible for the compliance of a pool barrier?
- the owner of the pool
- the pool operator
- the owner of the land the pool is on
- the occupier of the property the pool is on
- if the pool is available for hire, the person who is hiring the pool
- if the pool is on premises that are not subject to a tenancy (under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986) but the pool is subject to a lease or is part of premises subject to a lease, the lessee of the pool or the premises.
How do I know if my swimming and/or spa pool is affected by these rules?
Why do I have to have a barrier around my swimming pool?
Why do I have to barrier my spa pool? Are there any alternatives to a barrier?
When will my swimming and/or spa pool be inspected?
Will you contact me before you come and inspect my pool?
Do I need to be home for you to inspect my pool?
How much will the inspections cost?
Are there any ongoing costs?
What happens if I don’t barrier my pool or if it fails an inspection?
What am I allowed to have inside my pool barrier?
- vehicle or pedestrian access ways
- sandpits and playgrounds
- vegetable gardens
- other objects not normally related to using a pool.
What are the new specifications for pool barriers?
Where can I get more information?
Page reviewed: 13 Jul 2021 11:36am