It is important to be mindful when selecting the location of your new pool. We suggest engaging with a pool company early on to determine where your pool is to be located on your property and also to gain specifications for how wide, long and deep the pool is to be.
If the pool is located within 1.8 metres of the home under construction – the client will be required to install the pool after handover, due to build restrictions with regard to OH&S.
If the pool is located more than 1.8 and up to 3 metres of the home under construction – the client will be required to cover the entire pool area with an engineered solid platform that conforms with Australian standards, also requiring a certified handover certificate. It is also important to remove any hazards around the pool that may cause a risk (example: starter bars).
If the pool is located more than 3 meters of the home under construction then it must be fenced off and secured to allow no persons access. If the pool area cannot be secured then a cover must be installed over the entire pool area with an engineered solid platform (at the discretion of Porter Davis OH&S management).
Please note: Your site costs may or may not increase due to any additional engineering requirements specified.