- 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.
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:
- of substantial construction and having no opening through which it is possible to pass a testing apparatus, and
- 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)