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This determination considers the compliance of a barrier to a swimming pool that includes the exterior wall of the house with five sliding doors in it. The determination assesses the barrier against the performance requirements of Clause F9 of the Building Code (Means of restricting access to residential pools), and considers whether the area encompassed by the proposed barrier is the immediate pool area.
This determination considers whether automatic pool covers that comply with the ASTM Standard F1346-91 comply with Clause F9 (Restricting access to residential pools) of the Building Code and section 162C of the Building Act. The determination also discusses waivers and modifications, and exemptions that have been granted under the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 to allow the use of pool covers.
This determination concerns the balustrade to a deck above an immediate pool area and the compliance of the barrier in relation to a set of external stairs from the deck to the pool. The determination considers whether the deck itself is included within the immediate pool area and whether the stairs are a climbable projection.
The determination considers whether the barrier to a swimming pool and spa pool complies with the Building Code to the extent required under section 162C of the Act. The barrier was considered to be compliant with the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act at the time of construction and a code compliance certificate had been issued, but it later failed an inspection carried out under the new special provisions for residential pools.
This determination considers the compliance of a number of features in a barrier to a swimming pool, including a bifold window that was installed as part of alteration for which a code compliance certificate has been issued.
This determination discusses the Building Code obligations in Clause F4 for a proposed pool barrier that would include a pool room. The determination considers the area enclosed by the proposed barrier in respect of restricting access of children under the age of six to the immediate pool area as required by Clause F4.3.4(f).
This determination discusses the Building Code obligations in Clause F4.3.5 for a proposed dwelling forming part of a pool barrier. The determination also considers the area enclosed by the proposed building work and an existing pool fence in respect of restricting access of children under the age of six to the immediate pool area as required by Clause F4.3.4
Discussed whether the proposed pool barrier encompassing “the immediate pool area” complies with Clause F4 of the Building Code with regard to the size of the area and the activities that would take place within it. Other matters discussed whether the building consent would lapse two years after the date on which it was issued.
Discussed the authority’s refusal to issue a building consent relating to compliance with Clause F4 of the Building Code for a proposed swimming pool and its barriers which included sliding doors and the use of security latches with lockable bolts.
Discussed the definition of ‘immediate pool area’ and the ‘immediate pool surround’ and the potential for unacceptable lapses of pool security due to doors, gates and pedestrian access.
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