Something to think about if you are thinking of building a pool?  If you are building a swimming pool, before construction starts you must display a sign stating that it is under construction.

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During construction


The warning sign must:

  • warn people that a swimming pool is under construction and that there is a danger to young children accessing the land (e.g. ‘Danger. Swimming pool under construction. Keep children out.’)
  • be placed within 1.5m of the road frontage for the land
  • be mounted so that the bottom of the sign is at least 300mm above ground level
  • be positioned so that it is visible from the road
  • be made of weatherproof material
  • have the warning written in bold text at least 50mm high.
  • use non-slippery and waterproof swimming pool tiles
  • If the land has more than 1 road frontage, a warning sign is only required on 1.
  • This requirement does not apply to portable pools.


For more information on the requirements for CPR and warning signs

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