Puna kaukau

Swimming pools

All swimming pools must be properly fenced or secured, and registered with NPDC.

These rules, aim to protect young children from the dangers of unfenced swimming pools.

Private swimming pools are the single most significant water hazard for pre-school children.

Edge of a pool

Ongoing inspection programme

The Building (Pools) Amendment Act requires every territorial authority must ensure residential pools are inspected at least once every 3 years.

The charge for this has been set at $152 per inspection and is charged proportionally via the property rates account, however, re-inspections for non-complying pools and their fences/barriers incur a fee of $116.

Pool behind a fence