Residential pool provisions of the Building Act 2004: Guidance for territorial authorities

Father and daughter in a swimming pool

The Building Act 2004 (the Act) requires residential pools to have barriers that restrict access by unsupervised children under five years of age. This guidance describes residential pool provisions of the Act that took effect on 1 January 2017, and aims to help territorial authorities to enforce the barrier requirement for residential pools.

  • Published on 27 April 2017
  • Of interest to Territorial Authority,

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