Pool Fencing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New pool safety legislation came into effect on 1 January 2017.

On 20 October 2016 Parlia​ment passed the Building (Pools) Amendment Bill, repealing the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and including new pool safety provisions in the Building Act 2004.

Key changes include:

  • a new requirement for mandatory three-yearly inspections of swimming pools
  • allowing safety covers to be used as barriers for spa pools and hot tubs
  • introducing additional enforcement tools for territorial authorities, including notices to fix.​

​If you have a pool and it is not yet registered with us or if you would like to request an inspection of your pool fence and its surrounds please complete the application for registration and/or inspection of a pool fence.

For more information, visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website​.


Page reviewed: 06 Jul 2018 11:00am