Some purchasers are still under the impression that swimming pools need to be enclosed. In 2011 draft regulations were published requiring pool owners to enclose their pools with a fence or to have a pool net and pool alarm.
However, in 2014 the proposed pool by-laws were abandoned as the councils’ capacity to implement the law was in question, the cost consideration that property owners would incur to comply with these safety measures and then there was a lack of statistics on drowning incidents in private pools in comparison to drowning in rivers, dams or any other form of open water.
So no, private pools do not have to be enclosed or have a pool net and alarm fitted.

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