Information for consumers who have an existing pool or spa
All swimming pools and spas containing water greater than 300 mm (30 cm) must have a compliant safety barrier to restrict access to the pool area by young children (under the age of 5). This includes:
- In-ground pools and spas
- Indoor pools and spas (except for bathroom spas)
- Above ground pools and spas
- Relocatable (including inflatable) pools and spas
- Hot tubs.
As a pool or spa owner, you have an obligation to ensure that you maintain the operation of your swimming pool or spa barrier to prevent access to the pool or spa.
We have provided the following checklists to help you assess the safety of your barrier. The checklists are based on the relevant barrier standard associated with the date that the pool or spa was installed.
The voluntary register has been established for pool and spa owners to register the details of their swimming pool and spa leading up to the introduction of mandatory registration.
Further information is also provided in the FAQs.
VBA Pool and Spa Safety Barrier Self-Assessment Checklists:
- Checklist 1 (for pools and spas installed before 8 April 1991)
- Checklist 2 (for pools and spas installed between 8 April 1991 and 30 April 2010)
- Checklist 3 (for pools and spas installed from 1 May 2010)