This page contains information about letters that are going out this week to all swimming pool owners on Council's pool register.
29/05/2018 3:05 p.m.
Letters are going out this week to all swimming pool owners on Council’s pool register, alerting them that Council will be re-inspecting the entire register.
“We have recently discovered that a number of inspected swimming pool barriers in our District do not meet the requirements of the Building Act 2004,” said Council’s General Manager - Planning and Development, Alison Geddes.
“We have embarked on a programme that should see all pools enclosures in our District re-inspected within two years. In the meantime, we are asking pool owners to check their fences are safe and compliant with the Building Act.
“We are sending out an information pack including an explanatory letter and material outlining the requirements owners must meet.
“Most pool owners are very conscientious about safety, but conditions around pools can change. Look for and repair or alter anything that may have made it easier for children to get through or over the fence since the last inspection.
“This may include places where vegetation has grown up or where buildings on your property and the ones next door may have changed. Check for ground level changes, excavation, garden beds and new plantings or sheds or general wear and tear close to the fence. Anyone who has any questions about their pool fence or gate is welcome to contact the building team at Council,” Ms Geddes said.
For more information about fencing of swimming pools and guidelines, click on the link below:
Swimming Pool Fencing