Spa Pools & Swim Spa Pools

Spa Pools

  • A spa pool (also known as a hot tub or Jacuzzi) is subject to the same requirements as an indoor or outdoor swimming pool.

The spa pool must be surrounded by either:

A child-resistant barrier (swimming pool fence) that complies with the Swimming Pools Act and Australian Standards.

OR

For the purposes of Sect. 20 of the Act. the prescribed standards in accordance with which access to the water contained in a spa pool is to be restricted, are that the spa pool must be covered by a lockable child-safe structure (such as a door, lid, grille or mesh) that is:

  1. of substantial construction and having no opening through which it is possible to pass a testing apparatus, and
  2. fastened to the spa pool by a device that is itself of substantial construction and having no opening through which it is possible to pass a testing apparatus. (Division 3 Clause 9 of Swimming Pool Regulations 2008)

Swim Spa Pools

The exemption for a lockable lid does not apply to swim spa pools which are manufactured and designed for swimming and other aquatic activities.

  • The requirements of swim spa pools, are the same as for an indoor or outdoor swimming pool. As such a swimming pool barrier (swimming pool fence) that complies with the Swimming Pools Act 1992 and relevant Australian Standards, is required to be installed
  • Swim Spa Pools are not exempt development if they are capable of containing more than 2000 litres of water. Therefore, approval is required from a consent authority (Council) or a private certifier. Further information is available by contacting Council’s Swimming Pool Compliance Officer’s.

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