Swimming Pool Register Open from 29 April 2013
From 29 April 2013, pool owners are required to register their backyard swimming pools in an online register to be provided by the NSW State Government. Visit the register website at www.swimmingpoolregister.nsw.gov.au and follow the easy registration steps.
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Owners of Existing Pools
Owners of existing swimming pools and those intending to install a pool must be aware of their responsibilities under the Swimming Pools Act.
The owners of an existing pool must ensure that it is fenced in accordance with the regulations to restrict access by children. It is an offence not to comply with this requirement and Council Officers have power of entry to inspect and issue on the spot fines and orders as necessary. Pool owners are also required to display an approved resuscitation poster that contains the warning "young children should be supervised when using this swimming pool".
What does it apply to?
The Swimming Pools Act applies to all private swimming pools, and also includes spas, indoor pools and above ground pools.
Council Officers are available at all times between 8.15am and 4.30pm Mon. to Fri. to discuss any issues relating to private swimming pools phone (02) 6354 9999 or by e-mailing Environmental & Development Services.
People wishing to install a new swimming pool are required to lodge a Development Application with details including fencing arrangements. Approval will be given when Council Officers are satisfied that the proposal complies with the requirements of the Swimming Pools Act.
Water restrictions apply to the filling and topping up of pools. For current conditions regarding water restrictions please contact Council.