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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.


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    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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