Swimming pool & spa safety barrier

The definition of a swimming pool is any excavation or structure containing water and principally used, or that is designed, manufactured or adapted to be principally used for swimming, wading, paddling or the like including a bathing or wading pool, or spa.

The Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires a safety barrier in accordance with AS 1926.1 if the swimming pool has a depth of water more than 300mm.

The Building Commission has information and publications if you follow this link. The publication ‘Rules for pools and spas – 2016’ has a wealth of information including clear diagrams showing the requirements for safety barriers to help you provide accurate and complete information about your safety barrier for your building application.