Pools or spas responsibilities for tenants
As a tenant, you must report any pool or spa maintenance and safety issues to the property manager or owner as soon as possible.
- gates and doors that are part of the pool safety barrier that don't self-close or self-latch
- loose poles or posts
- damaged fence panels or gaps larger than 10cm between the ground and the pool safety barrier.
You're also responsible for making sure:
- gates and doors that are part of the pool safety barrier are:
- never propped open
- maintained and cleaned daily to ensure they self-close and self-latch at all times.
- no climbable objects are within:
- 1.2m of the outside of the pool safety barrier when measured from the top of the barrier
- 30cm of the inside of the pool safety barrier such as tables, chairs or pot plants.
If you install a portable pool or spa that holds 30cm or more of water, the owner must:
- install a pool safety barrier
- get a compliance certificate or acknowledgement notice.
To find out about owner responsibilities, read pools or spas at rental properties.
For more information, contact the Pool Fencing Unit.
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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