As far as the law is concerned if a person renting a property buys a portable pool they are considered to be the pool owner and must ensure the pool is fenced (above ground pools and inflatable pools are all affected).
ALL tenants of Property Management HQ are advised that they MUST NOT install ANY TYPE of pool (regardless of size including portable pools and spa’s) UNTIL they have APPROVAL in writing from us.
ALL permission requests MUST be in writing to Property Management HQ.
Where permission is granted by the Owner all tenants must ensure the pool complies with the Pool Safety Standard and obtains all required building approvals.
Above ground swimming pools and portable (inflatable) pools
If the Tenant has a portable pool or spa which holds 300 millimetres of water, has a volume of more than 2000 litres or has a filtration system, the Pool Safety Laws apply.
If the Tenant has an above ground pool up to 1200mm high the pool is to be fully fenced on four sides and any ladders or outside climbable objects near the pool must be removed.
Tenants are responsible for ensuring that the gate to a pool is not kept open and that there are no objects ( like garden furniture) that would allow a person to gain access to the pool, other than via the gate.
Please notify our Agency IMMEDIATELY if:
- you notice that a pool gate owned by the Lessor does not self close or self latch so we can promptly address the issue and/or,
- you notice ANY SAFETY ISSUE relating the pool,the surrounds or the fencing.
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Please read A SWIMMING POOL SAFETY GUIDELINE
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