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Swimming Pools


During recent round of inspections we came across a number of properties where tenants have put up an inflatable pool.  As a landlord we have a responsibility to act if a tenant elects to put up a pool in the garden that is not compliant with a variety of rules and regulations. No one wants an accident and no one wants to take responsibility for someone else’s actions.

Under the RTA (Residential Tenancies Act) the tenant is responsible for his and his visitors’ actions.  Any inflatable pool with a water level higher than 400 mm of water is non-compliant.  It is therefore necessary for landlords to be aware of the regulations and issue a 14 day notice to tenants if their pool does not comply.  With that notice we attach advice about rules and where to get more information.  You will find all the rules on both coucil’s websites:

HASTINGS:  http://www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/swimming-pool-fencing

NAPIER:  http://www.napier.govt.nz/services/building-consents-information/swimming-pools Read more!