Swimming Pool Fencing

At Narellan Pools New Zealand safety is a number one priority.

It is a legal requirement that all swimming pools meet the NZ fencing act.

To view this legal document here (Fencing_of_Swimming_Pools_Act_1987)

For the purposes of the Act a swimming pool is defined as any excavation, structure or product containing water over 400mm deep that is used or is capable of being used for swimming, wading, paddling or bathing and includes spa and inflatable pools.

All swimming pools must be fenced. Swimming pools must remain empty until an approved complying fence is installed. Contact your local council for more details.

It is recommended that where possible swimming pools and the immediate swimming pool area are surrounded by isolation fencing to prevent through fare of young children from the house to the swimming pool.

The fencing must comply with the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987 and the Building Code.

Note: Narellan Pools will erect temporary fencing during the installation of every swimming pool. This fencing can be hired to customers for a longer period if required until their permanent fencing is in place.

Checklist for fencing a swimming pool in New Zealand

  • Is the fence at least 1.2m high
  • Fence palings vertical
  • No gaps greater than 100mm in the fencing
  • Gates open outwards
  • Gate latches are self locking
  • Steps removed when swimming pool is not in use
  • Does the swimming pool surround have a non-slip surface
  • First Aid kit available
  • Pool chemicals stored safely
  • Safety signage