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Swimming Pools Act 1992 No 49
Current version for 31 October 2018 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 14:26)
Part 2 Division 6 Section 25
25   Defences to offences under Part
(1)  In any proceedings for an offence under this Part, it is a sufficient defence if the owner of the premises concerned establishes:
(a)  that the owner was not the occupier of the premises when the alleged offence occurred, and
(b)  that the owner had taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the alleged offence would not occur, and
(c)  that the owner was not aware of, and could not reasonably be expected to have been aware of, the facts giving rise to the alleged offence.
(2)  In any proceedings for an offence under this Part, it is a sufficient defence if the owner of the premises concerned establishes:
(a)  that there is a valid certificate of compliance or relevant occupation certificate in respect of the swimming pool that is the subject of the alleged offence, and
(b)    (Repealed)
(c)  that the child-resistant barrier or other means of restricting access to the swimming pool is the same, and is in substantially the same condition, as that in respect of which the certificate was issued.
(3)  In any proceedings for an offence under this Part, it is a sufficient defence if the owner of the premises concerned establishes that, when the alleged offence occurred:
(a)  the swimming pool was unassembled, or
(b)  the swimming pool was in the course of construction, installation, alteration or renovation and:
(i)  the swimming pool was empty of water or was filled with water to a depth of less than 300 millimetres, or
(ii)  appropriate measures had, in the circumstances, been taken for restricting access to the swimming pool.