Swimming pools, spas and safety

Make sure your pool is safe and compliant.

What you should know

Your pool must be compliant to ensure safety – here’s what you need to know.

Types of pools

A swimming pool or spa is classified as containing 300mm or more of water. This includes inflatable or portable pools.

Dams and ponds are not classed as swimming pools.


You’ll need a building permit to install a pool or spa capable of containing a depth of water of more than 300mm. This includes inflatable and portable pools and safety barriers/fencing.


We inspect properties with a swimming pool every 4 years. We’ll let you know when we’re coming to you by sending you a letter with an appointment time. If it doesn’t suit you, no problem, just give us a call to reschedule. 

Installation and removal

Apply for a permit

You’ll need a permit to install or modify a pool or barrier. You can find the permit by clicking here.

Removing a pool

Let us know if you have removed or decommissioned a pool. Call us and we’ll send you a Removal Notification form.

Once complete, we’ll conduct a final inspection.

Handy links

Inspection dates

Our inspection is based on financial years. Pool inspectors are authorised to enter a property to conduct an inspection under the Building Act 2011.

2020/21 Gelorup

2021/22 Dalyellup – properties with a street name starting with A to L

2022/23 Boyanup, North Boyanup, and Dalyellup with a street name starting M to Z

Inspection Fees

We collect fees that are set annually by the Building Commission.

We are phasing in an annual pool safety fee over the next 4 years.

Inspection Fee – Annual 2022 & 2023 (2 year collection) – $29.20

Additional fees of $182 may incur if we need to do a follow up inspection (due to non-compliance) – permitted under Building Regulations 2012.