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Inspections you need when installing a new pool

As part of your building consent requirements, you will need to have your pool barrier checked for compliance.

Ensure your pool is registered

All residential swimming pools and some small heated pool must be registered with us. There is no charge to do this. 

A pool will be automatically registered if constructed through the building consent process. A small heated pool with an acceptable lockable lid does not need to be registered.


Register your pool


Check compliance of your new pool and pool barrier

You will need to book an inspection to check if your new pool and/or pool barrier complies. This can be done after the barrier has been installed or as part of the final pool inspection for Code Compliance Certificate.

This is the process for inspecting new pools and pool barriers. There is a separate process for inspecting existing pool barriers.

How to book a pool or pool barrier inspection

You can book online or over the phone.

 

 Online

​Have the following information ready:
  • address for inspection
  • building consent number (this is a unique number given to each building consent)
  • name and contact number of person who will be on site.
Book an inspection for a new pool

 By phone

​Phone us on 09 301 0101 and have the following information ready:
  • address for inspection
  • building consent number (this is a unique number given to each building consent)
  • type of inspection you need
  • name and contact number of person who will be on site.

How many inspections you need

This depends of the type of pool and pool barrier.

The most common inspections are:

  • foundation inspection (IFO) - for excavated land and where the pool located
  • concrete (ICB) - for reinforcing steel of the pool wall
  • final inspection (IF1) - this will also include the barrier inspection.

We can issue a 'Notice to fix' for a non-complying pool or pool barrier.

When you can start to use your new pool

You can start using your newly built pool after it passes the final inspection.

Check a new pool inspection's status

If you booked an inspection online, you can check if your new pool passed or failed the inspection, or is waiting on a decision.

Check new pool inspection status

 

Our tip

Once all the work is completed and the pool and pool barrier have passed the final inspection, it is your responsibility to apply for a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC).

 Related topics

 

 

Pool legislationhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/pool-legislation.aspxPool legislationRead about the changes regarding residential and small heated pools, that the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 brought about.aspxSwimming and spa pools
Remove a poolhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/remove-pool.aspxRemove a poolFind out how to remove the pool from our register.aspxSwimming and spa pools
Pool area safety checklisthttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/restrict-access-pool-area.aspxPool area safety checklistFind out how to make your pool safe by making sure that the barrier height, ground clearance, pool gates and area, comply with the building code.aspxPool fencing
Regular safety checks of your pool fence and barrierhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/check-compliance-existing-pool-barrier.aspxRegular safety checks of your pool fence and barrierInformation about how to book an inspection to check if your existing pool barrier complies with the building code.aspxSwimming and spa pools Inspections
Other structures used as part of the pool barrierhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/other-structures-used-part-of-pool-barrier.aspxOther structures used as part of the pool barrierIf you plan to use a building or a boundary fence as part of your pool barrier, you need to show us your plans, drawings and photos so we can check it complies with building code and fencing requirements.aspxPool fencing
Pay a pool site visit (pool inspection) invoicehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/pay-pool-site-visit-invoice.aspxPay a pool site visit (pool inspection) invoiceFind out how to pay a pool site visit invoice.aspxBuilding and consents