Rules for portable pools fact sheet

This publication is for: 
Home buyer / owner

There are many types of portable pools, ranging from small plastic or inflatable paddling pools, specifically designed for young children, to larger more solid inflatable pools or flexible sided pools with frames that can accommodate adults. Young children can drown in portable pools in a matter of seconds if left unsupervised.

Any pool that is designed for swimming, wading and paddling that contains water more than 30cm deep, must be enclosed by an effective safety barrier that complies with the laws. This fact sheet contains a summarised checklist for keep your child safe.

Building Commission
Fact sheet
Last updated 24 Aug 2018

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