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.
- indoor pools may use compliant child safety doors
- indoor–outdoor pools may not use child resistant doors as the barrier.
Your local council may offer exemptions on grounds of disability or where it is impractical to install a fence.
Pool safety inspectors, building certifiers and other experts can provide more advice about the requirements in individual cases.