Rules for Pools and Spas

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's Building and Energy division has published a handbook for pool and spa owners, outlining the requirements pertaining to safety barrier compliance and the need to comply.

The booklet covers information for both pre- and post-May 2016 pools (when the barrier regulations changed) as well as answers to frequently asked questions, such as:

  • Can I use my boundary/dividing fence as part of the barrier?
  • Does my above-ground pool require a barrier?
  • Do I need a safety barrier around my fish pond?
  • Does my spa require a barrier?

A detailed explanation, including diagrams, of all barrier types can be found within the handbook.

Download the handbook

Please complete the form below to receive your copy of the Building Commission's Rules for Pools and Spas handbook.




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