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Swimming Pools Act 1992 No 49
Current version for 31 October 2018 to date (accessed 26 June 2019 at 21:56)
Part 2 Division 2
Division 2 Outdoor swimming pools for moveable dwellings and tourist and visitor accommodation
11   Swimming pools to which Division applies
This Division applies to outdoor swimming pools that are situated, or proposed to be constructed or installed, on premises on which a moveable dwelling or tourist and visitor accommodation is located.
12   General requirements for outdoor swimming pools
The owner of the premises on which a swimming pool is situated must ensure that the swimming pool is surrounded at all times by a child-resistant barrier:
(a)  that separates the swimming pool from any moveable dwelling or tourist and visitor accommodation situated on the premises and from any place (whether public or private) adjoining the premises, and
(b)  that is located immediately around the swimming pool, and
(c)  that contains within its bounds no structure apart from the swimming pool and such other structures (such as diving boards and pool filtration plants) as are wholly ancillary to the swimming pool, and
(d)  that is designed, constructed, installed and maintained in accordance with the standards prescribed by the regulations.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
Note.
 Section 12 should be read in conjunction with the other provisions of this Part, in particular sections 13, 18, 19 and 22.
13   Exemptions for existing swimming pools
(1)  This section applies to swimming pools the construction or installation of which commenced before 1 July 2010.
(1A)  This section also applies to swimming pools:
(a)  that are situated on premises on which there is tourist and visitor accommodation (but not if there is a moveable dwelling, hotel or motel on the premises), and
(b)  the construction or installation of which commenced before 1 May 2013.
(2)  The child-resistant barrier surrounding the swimming pool:
(a)  is not required to be located immediately around the swimming pool, and
(b)  may contain within its bounds structures of the kind that, but for this section, would be required to be excluded by section 12 (c).