The new Building Code Clause F9 – Restricting access to residential pool of the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 applies to all residential pools and spas with a maximum depth of 400mm or more, including portable and inflatable pools. This means that portable and inflatable pools over 400mm water depth must have compliant pool fencing.
Pools with pool sides that have a minimum height of 1.2m, and compliant, non-climbable sides may use the actual pool sides as the compliant barrier, if the ladder is removed and the pool is otherwise compliant.
Here are a few simple guidelines you can follow:
*While these brochures reference the old FOSP Act (1987) they do offer broader advice that helps ensure your pool is a safer place for young children.