Swimming pools
  • Last updated:
  • 14 Oct 2020

Pools capable of holding more than 300mm of water, must comply with the Queensland pool safety standard.

This includes:

  • swimming pools
  • spas
  • portable and inflatable swimming pools.

Supervision, learning to swim and effective pool fencing can save lives. Council's pool safety brochure[390KB] offers more information.

To ensure your pool is compliant:

  • check you have a building approval, and
  • get advice from a pool safety inspector about how to make your pool comply, or
  • contract a pool safety inspector to do a formal inspection with a view to getting a certificate.

A pool safety inspector's role is to inspect pools to decide if they meet the safety standard. Search for a swimming pool safety inspector.

Does your pool comply?

Refer to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission website for more information.

If you have concerns relating to swimming pools, please notify council.

Building a pool

You will need building approval before starting construction your new swimming pool. You can get an approval from a building certifier.