Your rights and obligations
If you're the owner of a residential pool, you have an obligation to ensure that the pool barriers are inspected every 3 years.
Choosing an inspector
When you're advised that your pool barrier is due to be inspected, you can choose to have the inspection performed by:
- the territorial authority (eg, local Council), or
- an independently qualified pool inspector (pool inspector).
If you choose to use a pool inspector, you can use our public register to find one in your area. If one isn't available in your area, your local territorial authority will have to carry out the inspection.
The fees charged to inspect pool barriers will vary.
Definition of a pool
The Building (Pools) Amendment Act provides the definitions of a 'pool' and a 'residential pool'.
Information about the actual construction of pool barriers is found on the Building Performance website.