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