Pools & spas

Things for you to consider when building or erecting a swimming pool, spa or wading pool.

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The Building Act 1975* defines a swimming pool as an excavation or structure: Capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300 millimetres or more Capable of being used for swimming, bathing, wading, paddling or other human aquatic activities Used, designed, manufactured or adapted for the purpose mentioned above, despite its current use. This includes spas and portable or inflatable pools (other than portable wading pools). It does not include: It does not ...
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It is a pool owner's responsibility to ensure that the pool safety barrier is compliantly maintained, that it is kept in good condition and that the pool gate is kept closed. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children aged under 5, authorities take the design and installation of the pool safety barrier extremely seriously. There is now one pool safety standard (Queensland Development Code Mandatory Part 3.4), that replaced 11 different ...
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children aged under 6. The average age of childhood drowning in a pool is two years of age. The Queensland Government's annual pool safety awareness campaign calls on parents, those supervising children and pool owners to follow the ABC of pool safety: Always supervise your children near a pool. Begin swimming lessons for your children. Close the pool gate and keep your fence maintained. Statistics - ...
Portable or inflatable pools are required to meet all the requirements of a swimming pool if it meets the definition of a pool. Ie: it is... Capable of being filled with water to a depth of 300 millimetres or more Capable of being used for swimming, bathing, wading, paddling or other human aquatic activities Used, designed, manufactured or adapted for the purpose mentioned above, despite its current use. Portable or inflatable pools that meet ...
Information correct as at 1 August 2014. Please note imminent amendments to legislation may make information inaccurate. ...
This form is to be completed by the Applicant and submitted with the Development Application for building work. In providing accurate details on the following, the applicant is ensuring timely processing of the application. ...
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