The Gold Coast and inflatable pools – Do I need a pool permit?

For most people out there on a strict budget, the blow up pool is a tried and tested Aussie symbol. But you may be stunned to find out that you may in reality be breaking the law in Queensland and all over Australia.

In Queensland the regulation that deals with this is:

I would very strongly encourage people to try and understand these documents if they have any worry with their Gold Coast pool fencing or swimming pools– including blow up pools.
That is because while an inflatable pool may be cheaper, and short-term, it is still a thing that can lead to drowning risks for children and animals and as such is caught within the Queensland pool fencing rules.
This means that you would will need to have a permit to ‘install the pool’– yes that would undoubtedly even include inflating it in your yard.
You would also need to place it in a place that is fully fenced and can not be accessed directly from the home. Which means that a normal backyard would not do– instead, you need a dedicated fenced area that your back door won’t open onto.

However, people are able to use inflatable swimming pool without any authorisation provided the maximum height is under 30cm and the pool holds less than 2000L.

If you have an inflatable pool larger than this then this means that your inflatable pool or temporary pool will be required to have:

  • A pool safety barrier that is at least 120cm from top to bottom
  • Self-closing and also self-latching gates on the fence that can shut from any amount of openness, and
  • There cannot be any climbable objects based within 90cm of the pool safety fence.

If you have any issues about pool fences, pool fence regulations on the Gold Coast, or being able to use temporary of inflatable pools then Absolut Custom Glass are professionals on all things pool fencing and pool laws– we are happy to talk to you about what is permitted, and possible options so that you have a safe and enjoyable time in your pool. You can get in touch with us on 1300 937 902

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