Spa pools with a water surface of 5m² or less, do not need to be fenced as long as they meet the criteria prescribed in F9/AS2. See the specifications below for covers on small heated pools. If your cover does not meet these specifications or if your spa pool doesn’t meet the specifications it will need to be fenced according to the current legislation.
This checklist has been provided for pool owners to check their pool fencing meets the specifications of the current legislation. Poolside Christchurch has Independently Qualified Pool Inspectors (IQPI’s) who can complete your pool fencing inspection. Contact the office to book an inspection. Inspections can be completed up to 6 months earlier or later than your due date so there is flexibility for the timing of an inspection. Click on the link below to download the checklist.
Please see the separate information for spas with a surface area of 5 m² for details of their safety requirements.