Rules for pools and spas

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ConsumerHome buyer / owner

Rules for Pools and Spas is intended primarily for owners and occupiers as general guidance on the safety barrier requirements for swimming and spa pools in Western Australia.

Rules for Pools and Spas was initially developed following a report tabled in the Western Australian Parliament in 2002 by the Standing Committee on Environment and Public Affairs in relation to “Swimming Pool Fencing” which, among other things, recommended a user-friendly guide on the requirements in the Regulations and relevant Australian Standards.

This edition of Rules for Pools and Spas replaces the previous 2016 edition. It introduces a new format that outlines one set of rules applicable to all swimming and spa pools and, where relevant, specific alternatives for older swimming and spa pools (pre-May 2016 and pre-November 2001). This is because safety barriers that comply with the 1993 edition of AS 1926.1 should automatically comply with the 2012 edition.

Building and Energy will not be printing hard copies of this edition, however a pdf version suitable for printing is available (see print friendly version at the top of the page). 


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Last updated 09 Jul 2024

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