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Pool inspection self-assessment checklists

To find the right self-assessment checklist you will need to know a few things about your pool:

  • When was it built or installed?
  • If the pool fence or means of access to the pool was substantially rebuilt or altered, when did that last occur?
  • What type of pool do you have - indoor? spa pool? outdoor? portable?
  • Was the pool built before 1 July 2010. If so, the rules are different if you have:
    • a waterfront property,
    • a small-sized property (less than 230 square metres)
    • or a large property (over 2 hectares).

Which pool barrier self-assessment checklist do I use?

Checklist

Used for

Indoor Pool

Use this checklist for all indoor pools, including spas that do not have a lockable child-resistant lid

Spa

Use this checklist for all Spa pools except indoor spa pools

Outdoor Pool 1

Use this checklist for outdoor pools built before 1 September 2008 that are not on waterfront, large-sized or small-sized properties

Outdoor Pool 2

Use this checklist for outdoor pools that were built between 1 September 2008 and 30 April 2013 that are not waterfront, large-sized or small-sized properties

Applies to all pools built between 1 July 2010 and 30 April 2013 regardless of property type

Outdoor Pool 3

Use this checklist for outdoor pools built after 1 May 2013

Portable or Inflatable Pool

Use this checklist for all portable or inflatable pools

Outdoor Pool - Waterfront Property

Use this checklist for outdoor pools that are not spas or portable/inflatable pools built on waterfront properties

Outdoor Pool - Large Property

Use this checklist for outdoor pools that are not spas or portable/inflatable pools that are built on properties of 2 hectares or greater in size

Outdoor Pool - Small Property

Use this checklist for all outdoor pools that are not spas or portable/inflatable pools built on properties that are less than 230sqm in size

Note: These self-assessment checklists are provided to give you an indication about whether or not your pool barrier meets the requirements in NSW. A professional inspector will use a more comprehensive and technical checklist that may result in a different outcome.