DO I NEED APPROVAL?
Generally all above-ground
or inflatable swimming pools with a filtration system require Development
Approval, regardless of depth. Other pools with depth exceeding 300ml require
approval, as do spas with capacity greater than 680L (other criteria do apply;
refer to our Do I need approval? fact sheet.
POOL AND SPA REQUIREMENTS
Pools and spas which meet certain criteria only require Development Plan Consent, but do not require Building Rules Consent. Other swimming pools and spas require both Development Plan Consent and Building Rules Consent.
As a homeowner you also have certain obligations with regard to pool safety.
Click here to download a Development Application form (PDF)
The PDF can be printed and completed by hand, or completed within the document's fillable fields
Development Application checklist
SELLING A HOUSE WITH A POOL
Home owners have certain obligations when selling a property that has a swimming pool and/or spa. Click here to make sure you have everything in place before you list your property for sale.
SA WATER REQUIREMENTS
Before you can fill an approved swimming pool or spa you need to have your safety fencing erected, as well as approval from SA Water. Click here to download the SA Water application for a swimming pool permit.