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.

Installation

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.

Compliance

We inspect propeties with a swimming pool every four years. We’ll let you know when we’re coming to you.

Install and removal

Apply for a permit

You’ll need a permit to install or modify a pool or barrier.

Removing a pool

Let us know if you have removed or decomissioned a pool. Call us an we’ll send a Removal Notification form. Once complete, we’ll conduct a final inspection.

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Inspection dates

Our insepction 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 which are set annualy by the Building Commission.

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

The first instalment is $14.60. Addinonal fees of $173 may incur if we need to do a follow up inspection (due to non-compliance) – permitted under Building Regulations 2012.