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At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

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Pool safety and inspections

Pool fences, barriers and gates need to be inspected at least once every three years to ensure they meet the legislated safety guidelines. We will contact you when our inspectors are in your area.

 

 

Pool fencing safety videoshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/pool-fencing-safety-videos.aspxPool fencing safety videosThree video clips showing legal pool barrier and fence requirements. One for in-ground pools, above ground pools and small heated pools.aspxBuilding and consents
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
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
Inspections you need when installing a new poolhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/check-compliance-of-new-pool-pool-barrier.aspxInspections you need when installing a new poolInformation about how to book pool and pool barrier inspection for a new pool, how many inspections you may need, and when you can start to use your new pool.aspxSwimming and spa pools Inspections
Non-complying pools or pool barriershttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/non-complying-pool-barriers.aspxNon-complying pools or pool barriersLearn what happens when your pool or pool barrier is non-complying.aspxSwimming and spa pools
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

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Put in a swimming pool or large spahttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/put-in-residential-pool.aspxPut in a swimming pool or large spaFind out what situations would require you to apply for a consent to install a swimming pool or large spa.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
Put in a small spa or heated poolhttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/small-heated-pool.aspxPut in a small spa or heated poolFind out if you need a consent to put in a small heated pool, and when a pool barrier may be exempt from a building consent.aspxSwimming and spa pools
Check if you need a consent to put in a residential pool or spahttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/building-renovation-projects/install-residential-small-heated-pool/Pages/check-need-consent-pool-spa.aspxCheck if you need a consent to put in a residential pool or spaFind out how you can check if you need a consent to put in a residential or small heated pool.aspxSwimming and spa pools