In Victoria, the design, construction and installation of swimming pools, spas and their safety barriers are subject to strict building requirements under the Building Regulations 2018. Any home-owner who engages in building a pool or spa and associated safety barriers must familiarise themselves with the regulations.
Pool and spa owners have legal obligations to maintain their safety barrier at all times. Non-compliance, for any reason, can increase the risk of drowning and lead to prosecution.
Swimming pools and spas in Victoria must comply with the following requirements: