Swimming pools and spas
CONTENTS
Do I need approval?
Pool and spa requirements
Application form
Selling a house with a pool
SA Water requirements

DO I NEED APPROVAL?​
Generally all above-ground or inflatable swimming pools with a filtration system require Development Approval, regardless of depth. Other pools with depth exceeding 300ml require approval, as do spas with capacity greater than 680L (other criteria do apply; refer to our Do I need approval? fact sheet.


POOL AND SPA REQUIREMENTS

Pools and spas which meet certain criteria only require Development Plan Consent, but do not require Building Rules Consent. Other swimming pools and spas require both Development Plan Consent and Building Rules Consent. 

As a homeowner you also have certain obligations with regard to pool safety.


APPLICATION FORM
Click here to download a Development Application form (PDF)
The PDF can be printed and completed by hand, or completed within the document's fillable fields

Development Application checklist

SELLING A HOUSE WITH A POOL
Home owners have certain obligations when selling a property that has a swimming pool and/or spa. Click here to make sure you have everything in place before you list your property for sale.


SA WATER REQUIREMENTS
Before you can fill an approved swimming pool or spa you need to have teh safety fencing erected, as well as approval from SA Water. Click here to download SA Water's permit form.