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Practice Direction 8 – Inspection Policy for Swimming Pools 2019

Rules for inspection of new swimming pools to achieve compliance requirements.

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This practice direction:

  • ensures that swimming pool safety features are installed according to the requirements for safe operation and use of swimming pools within the state.
  • requires all councils in South Australia to carry out inspections of swimming pools for compliance with the requirements.

Councils must meet the following minimum requirements relating to the inspection of swimming pools, including all safety features such as safety fences and barriers.

During each year:

  • at least 80% of swimming pools constructed must be inspected within two weeks of notifying the council of completed construction of either of these:
    • a required swimming pool safety fence or barrier.
    • a swimming pool.
  • the remaining 20% of swimming pools constructed must be inspected within two months of notifying the council of completed construction of either of these:
    • a required swimming pool safety fence or barrier.
    • a swimming pool.

The State Planning Commission issues practice directions to specify procedural requirements in connection the Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act 2016.