Backyard Pools and Spas
If you own a pool or spa, you must make sure it's safe and meets the relevant rules.
Some of the key things you need to do include:
- Make sure the right swimming pool safety barriers - like fences and gates - are in place and up to standard
- Register your pool on the NSW Swimming Pool Register
- Do regular safety checks
- Get a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate if you're selling, leasing or buying a property with a pool
- Never prop open a swimming pool gate.
These rules apply to a range of swimming structures, including concrete and fibreglass swimming pools, inflatable swimming pools, temporary or wading pools, and above ground pools and spas. See the bottom of this page for the official definition of a swimming pool.
Explore the topics below to learn more about being a responsible pool owner.