Check if you need a consent to put in a residential pool or spa
Kimihia mēnā me whai whakaaetanga ki te whakauru puna kaukau ā-kāinga, puna kaukau korohuhū rānei
How to check if you need a consent to put in a pool or spa
If your residential or small heated pool is close to a boundary, and you have the written approval from your neighbours, you can apply for a Deemed Permitted Boundary Activity
This application replaces the need to apply for a resource consent.
You will still need to apply for a building consent, if required.
Our online tool helps you check if you need a building or resource consent for your pool or spa.
- A small spa is one that has a water surface of 5 square meters or less.
- A large spa is one that has a water surface of more than 5 square meters.
Have your plans ready before you start.
It should take you about
10 minutes to complete.
Swimming pool or large spa
Small spa or heated pool
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Your building work must:
- comply with the building code, even if no building consent is needed
- not damage public service drains if its foundations are close to the pipes.