Pool & Spa



Does a portable spa require a building approval?
Yes.


Do I need to fence my outdoor spa even if it has a lockable lid?
Yes.

The Building Act 1975 classes Swimming Pools and Spas in the same category.


Can I get a pool fence exemption?
The only exemption that can be given is for persons with a disability, and the exemption will need to be granted by the Local Authority.


What information do we need to be able to demonstrate compliance for a pool fence?
Please go to www.poolfencing.qld.gov.au


Why is the pool builder not responsible for the fencing of a new pool?
The person who applies for the building approval for the pool becomes responsible for the pool fencing.  See Building Act 1975, Clause  28