Remove or decommission a pool or spa

You must tell the Pool Fencing Unit if you remove or decommission an existing swimming pool or spa that has a compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice.

You must follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a statutory declaration DOCX (16.2 KB) that the pool has been removed. This must be completed by all owners of the property and include all of the following information: 

  • the name(s) of the owners
  • the address of the property where the pool or spa used to be
  • a statement that the pool or spa has been decommissioned or removed
  • email and phone contact details of the owners or their agents in case the Pool Fencing Unit needs to arrange an inspection of the property.

Step 2. Take photos of the area where the pool used to be.

Step 3. Send the completed statutory declaration and photos to the Pool Fencing Unit.

If an inspection is needed to confirm the pool has been removed or decommissioned, a pool safety adviser will contact you to arrange a time to visit your property for a free inspection.

You will receive a letter from the Pool Fencing Unit to confirm the pool record has been updated.

If you do not advise the Pool Fencing Unit that you have decommissioned or removed a pool or spa, the administrative interests for your property will continue to show that a pool is at the property.

When you sell or transfer your property

If you sell or transfer a residential property less than 1.8 hectares in size after the pool has been removed or decommissioned you will still need to provide statutory declarations to the Land Titles Office that there is no pool at the property.

For more information go to buying or selling property with pools or spas.


For more information contact the Pool Fencing Unit.

Last updated: 31 March 2016

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