Pools or spas at rental properties
If you own a rental property that has a pool or spa, you must have a:
- compliance certificate, or
- acknowledgement notice for the pool safety barrier in your name before you rent out your property.
This applies to:
- properties smaller than 1.8 hectares including units and townhouses, and
- pools or spas that hold 30cm or more of water.
Find out about pools or spas responsibilities for tenants.
As the owner of a rental property, you’re responsible for making sure your pool safety barrier:
- complies with the rules
- meets all the conditions on the compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice including ongoing maintenance and upkeep.
You must also make sure to:
- respond to your tenant’s requests for any repairs in a timely manner
- install a pool safety barrier and get a compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice if your tenant installs a portable pool or spa that holds 30cm or more of water.
If the pool was built before 1 January 2003, the property owner must have:
- a compliance certificate or
- an acknowledgement notice for the pool safety barrier.
The type of certification required depends on:
- whether the property has previously been sold, transferred and leased
- what standard the pool safety barrier has been installed to.
For information on how to get a compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice in the property owner's name, read pool fencing and spa barrier safety standards.
If the pool was built after 1 January 2003, the property owner must have a compliance certificate for the pool safety barrier issued in their name.
For information on how to get a compliance certificate in the property owner's name, read pool fencing and spa barrier safety standards.
For more information, contact the Pool Fencing Unit.
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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