Relocatable Pools and Spas

Under the new State Government mandatory pool and spa registration some types of relocatable (temporary) pools and spas require to be registered.

Check which type of relocatable pool and/or spa you have and how long it is to be erected to find out the steps you need to take. 

Type of relocatable pool/spa Days erected What you need to do

Inflatable pool/spa which meets all of the following:

  • Only needs air to be erected
  • Does not have multiple components (for example, pump, frame, ladder)
  • Is not capable of containing water to a depth greater than 30 cm.
Any time period No barrier or registration needed.

Relocatable pool/spa which meets either, or both, of the following: 

  • Has multiple components (for example - pump, frame, ladder)
  • Is capable of containing water to a depth greater than 30 cm. 
Less than three days in a row

You must

  • Install a compliant safety barrier (the most current standard applies)
    • A building permit is not required to install a relocatable barrier around a relocatable swimming pool/spa
    • Visit the Victorian Building Authority to find out about the barrier standard requirements that apply.

Relocatable pool/spa which meets either, or both, of the following: 

  • Has multiple components (for example - pump, frame, ladder)
  • Is capable of containing water to a depth greater than 30 cm. 
Three or more days in a row 

You must: 

  • Install a compliant safety barrier (the most current standard applies)
    • A building permit is not required to install a relocatable barrier around a relocatable swimming pool/spa
    • Visit the Victorian Building Authority to find out about the barrier standard requirements that apply.
  • Register the pool with Council by the fourth day (owner of the land)
  • Organise an inspection by a registered building inspector or building surveyor to determine if the relocatable safety barrier is compliant
  • Lodge the certificate of barrier compliance within 30 days from the date of registration

A fee of $47.20 applies to the registration of a relocatable pool or spa (the search fee $ 31.80 does not apply).  

Council is unable to recommend or provide details of building inspectors of building surveyors that can inspect your pool or spa. Council recommends you undertake your due diligence as costs may vary anywhere above $300.

Find a registered building inspector or building surveyor by visiting the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors website or the Victorian Building Authority website.