Private swimming pools

Safety begins at home and it’s your responsibility.

Nothing beats an inviting sparkling swimming pool in the backyard for fun, recreation and relaxation. There a number of things however that you must consider and complete to ensure the safe, compliant installation of a swimming pool at your residence.

Most recently, new laws have been introduced by the NSW Government that apply to the sale or lease of properties with a pool in NSW. These changes have been introduced to further protect the safety of children under the age of five around backyard swimming pools.

From 29 April 2016, properties sold with a pool must have either:

  • A certificate of compliance; or
  • A relevant occupation certificate and a certificate of registration; or
  • A certificate of non-compliance.
  • When you buy a property with a non-compliant pool, you will have 90 days from settlement to fix any areas of non-compliance.

Council is here to help you through this registration process and provide you with safety tips and advice. Check out the information below or contact Council's Planning Department for more information and assistance on 02 6861 2373.

Further information on registering your pool can be obtained from the Office of Local Government Website.

For new swimming pool developments, visit the Building and Approvals section for more information about the process and approvals required.

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