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Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods For New Zealand Building Code Clause F9 Restricting access to residential pools

All content related to F9 Restricting access to residential pools

1st edition, unamended

Current version: Effective from 27 April 2017


Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (AS and VMs) were called compliance documents. Some still have the “compliance document” title but the AS or VMs they contain are valid and unaffected by the name change.

All of the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods relating to F9 are contained in one document.

  • F9/AS1 applies to barriers to residential pools.
  • F9/AS2 applies to small heated pools with a water surface area of 5m² or less, such as spa pools.

Cited content in this document can be found on the Building CodeHub website.

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