A building permit is required before installing a new pool, spa, or barrier.
This permit needs to be issued by registered building surveyor and work must start within 12 months of the date that the building permit was issued.
During construction, if a new pool is filled with more than 30cm of water it must have a temporary safety barrier put around it.
Water restrictions are currently in place across Victoria which effect residents wishing to fill a new swimming pool or spa and emptying and refilling of existing swimming pools or spas. Residents will need to obtain approval from South East Water on 131 694.