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 Indoor pools

Pool safety laws also apply to indoor pools—that is, pools that are completely enclosed by the walls of a building, or on a deck or rooftop where the pool can only be accessed from inside the building.

Indoor pools must have a compliant barrier.

Indoor–outdoor pools (where the pool extends partly into the building) are treated as outdoor pools.

This means:

  • indoor pools may use compliant child safety doors
  • indoor–outdoor pools may not use child resistant doors as the barrier.

Exemptions

Your local council may offer exemptions on grounds of disability or where it is impractical to install a fence.

More information

Pool safety inspectors, building certifiers and other experts can provide more advice about the requirements in individual cases.



Last updated 31 August 2015    


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