December 13, 2017

Warning on pools

While a large inflatable pool at your home may seem like a good idea for the holiday season, we need to remind tenants that you need approval from Foundation Housing AND the local council before installing one or setting one up.  This applies to all private swimming and spa pools that can contain more than 300mm depth of water.  Anything deeper than this must have a compliant barrier (fence) installed that restricts access by young children to the pool and its immediate surrounds. This also applies to the above ground pools that can be bought from Bunnings and Clark Rubber.

Fines from $5000 to $50,000 will apply when:

  • approval has not been given by the council to install a pool
  • a non-compliant fence has been installed around the pool
  • there is no fence around the pool.

Please advise your Housing Coordinator if you are planning on installing one of these pools or spas to commence the approval process.