Swimming Pools

Is my neighbour’s swimming pool securely fenced?

All private swimming pools must be registered with the Council and have child-proof fencing to the standards required by the Building Act 2004. It is the owner’s responsibility to do this, or to keep the pool empty. There are potentially serious consequences for property owners who do not have compliant fencing.

The Council’s Building Inspection team looks at each registered pool every three years and can require inadequate fencing to be fixed. The officer can provide general information on how you can make your pool comply with the law.