Remove a pool
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Check if you need a consent to remove a pool
You do not need a building consent to remove or demolish a swimming or spa pool.
If you want to remove your in-ground swimming pool, make sure that the backfill is properly compacted.
If you want to keep the pool and backfill it, punch a hole in the base before compaction to allow water to drain.
Apply to remove the pool from our register
Let us know that you will be demolishing your pool.
We can then take your pool off of our swimming pool register and suspend the inspections.
Removing or demolishing a swimming or spa pool is free of charge.
Post your completed Application to remove a swimming or spa pool form to:
Private Bag 92300
Bring your completed Application to remove a swimming or spa pool form into any one of our service centres.
|Other structures used as part of the pool barrier||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/other-structures-used-part-of-pool-barrier.aspx||Other structures used as part of the pool barrier||If you plan to use a building or a boundary fence as part of your pool barrier, you will need to show us your plans, drawings and photos so that we can check if your pool and pool barrier complies with the building code and fencing requirements. ||aspx|
|Pool legislation||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/pool-legislation.aspx||Pool legislation||Read about the changes regarding residential and small heated pools, that the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 brought about.||aspx|
|Restrict access to your pool area||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/restrict-access-pool-area.aspx||Restrict access to your pool area||Find out how to make your pool safe by making sure that the barrier height, ground clearance, pool gates and area, comply with the with the building code.||aspx|
|Check compliance of your existing pool barrier||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/check-compliance-existing-pool-barrier.aspx||Check compliance of your existing pool barrier||Find out what you need to tell us before you book a swimming pool (and fencing) inspection, how many inspections you will need and what happens if your pool is non-complying. ||aspx|
|Check compliance of your new pool and pool barrier||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/check-compliance-of-new-pool-pool-barrier.aspx||Check compliance of your new pool and pool barrier||You will need to book pool and pool barrier inspection and how many inspections you might need. ||aspx|
|Non-complying pools or pool barriers||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/non-complying-pool-barriers.aspx||Non-complying pools or pool barriers||Learn what happens when your pool or pool barrier is non-complying.||aspx|