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Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Safety

If you have an outdoor or indoor swimming pool you need to be aware of the changes to the law in NSW to ensure there are no health and safety risks and that your swimming pool, spa and/or portable pool is required to be registered.

A swimming pool is defined as a structure capable of being filled with 300mm or more of water. Swimming pool owners are required to ensure that approved fencing, access gates, locks, latches and signage are correctly installed and maintained in accordance with the Swimming Pools Act 1992.

The Act requires that owners ensure their swimming pool is surrounded by a compliant approved child resistant barrier and that occupiers maintain the barrier in a state of good repair and to ensure all gates and doors providing access to the swimming pool are kept securely closed and latched at all times.

  Council's Responsibilities

  • Administering of the Swimming Pools Act and Regulation in the Hurstville Local Government Area.
  •  Ensuring it is notified of all swimming pools in its Local Government Area which are covered by the Act.
  • Promoting awareness of the legislative requirements in relation to swimming pools.
  • Conducting swimming pool inspections including inspection of barriers and signs.
  • Ensuring owners comply with the Swimming Pools Act.
  • Investigation of complaints about non-compliances with The Act.
  • Ensuring the public have access to the required legislation, outlined under Clause 21 of the Swimming Pools Regulation 2008.
NSW Government Advice

Read what the NSW Government have to say about swimming pool safety:

What is the law?

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Please email us and ask any questions you want about your pool.  Please provide your address so we can look up the relevant date you pool was approved and built.  This makes a big difference to the advice we will provide. Email us now.


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