Notice to Private Pool Owners

In Western Australia, the design, construction and installation of private swimming and spa pools and their safety barriers is subject to strict building requirements under the Building Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). Owners and occupiers also have ongoing legal obligations to maintain their safety barriers at all times.

Council’s Building Department will be commencing its swimming pool inspection programme for 2018 from 2nd July 2018.

Staff will be visiting property owners that have private swimming pools and outdoor spas over the coming months, as part of its rolling four year inspection programme.  On 1st May 2016 the Regulations relating to private swimming and spa pools changed so owners are encouraged to check the operation of self-closing gates and latches and ensure fencing remains secure and non-scalable.

Should you wish to book a specific time for an inspection or seek further advice about your pool barrier, please contact Council’s Building Department on
(08) 97290330.