Swimming pool fence regulations nz. Repealed on 1 january 2017 by section 19 of the building pools amendment act 2016 2016 no 71. Council industry seminar explaining the update on swimming pool regulations. Fencing of swimming pools act 1987. On 31 january 2019 councils swimming pools team ran a seminar explaining the update on swimming pool regulations for people involved in all aspects of pool sales building and planning pools and pool fences sales of houses or properties with pools.
Pool fencing you must have a fence around a swimming pool on your property. In addition all pools in new zealand will now need to be inspected every three years by the local council to proactively make sure safety measure s are correctly in place. Note changes authorised by subpart 2 of part 2 of the legislation act 2012 have been made in this official reprint. Make sure you know what you need when getting a pool or spa.
As of 1 january 2017 the fencing of swimming pools act 1987 is no longer in effect. Regulations for swimming pools are a part of the building act and new regulations came into force in 2017. Legislation relating to pool barriers and pool fencing is now the building act 2004. The building pools amendment act 2016 repealed the fencing of swimming pools act 1987 and inserted provisions relating to residential pools in the building act 2004.
The fencing of swimming pools act was enacted to protect young children from falling into unfenced swimming pools. The act requires people with pools including spa pools to put fences around them to a height of 12 metres. There are some important changes for pool owners to be aware of as you may need to build a newadditional fence adjust a current fence or have a lockable cover. If youre looking for swimming pool fencing nz wide heritage gates and fences has you covered.