Development approval is required for a new swimming pool, spa pool and safety fencing. We will check:
Fencing must be installed before a new pool is filled with water.
For more information please call the Duty Builder on 8384 0666.
If the swimming pool, including an inflatable pool, or spa pool has a filtration system you will:
The sides of an above-ground pool can be a suitable safety barrier if:
Further information on pool and spa safety can be found on the South Australian government web site.
The council’s environmental health team conducts routine inspections and complaint investigations of public swimming and spa pools in the council area to ensure their compliance with the South Australian Public Health Act, 2011. Please refer to the Department of Health web site for further information and standards relating to public swimming pool and spas in South Australia.
It is the responsibility of the owner of the pool or spa to ensure it is properly maintained. If a pool is not properly looked after, it may become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and other organisms that may cause serious illness.
The correct use of appropriate chemicals and good management of disinfection, filtration and recirculation will keep the pool water clean, safe and in a hygienic condition.
Please refer to the Department of Health website for fact sheets on private swimming pools and spa pools or contact the council’s environmental health section on 08 8384 0628.