Swimming pools & spas

Swimming pools and spa pools

You need development approval for a swimming pool if any of the following is true:

  • the site is located in a flood prone area as set out in the West Torrens Council Development Plan
  • the pool is deeper than 300 millimetres
  • the pool is above ground or inflatable and incorporates a filtration system
  • the dwelling is a state heritage or local heritage place.

If none of the above applies to your swimming pool you don’t need development approval.

 

Development approval for a spa pool

You need development approval for a spa pool if:

  • it has a maximum capacity exceeding 680 litres
  • the dwelling is a state heritage or local heritage place.

If none of the above applies to your spa you don’t need development approval.

 

If you're not sure if your property is a heritage place or in a flood prone area

Contact us if you’re unsure if your property is:

  • a state heritage place
  • a local heritage place
  • located in a Historic Conservation Area
  • in a flood prone area.

 

Applying for development approval

When you’re ready to make your application for development approval go to the How to apply page for instructions.

Download the pool and spa checklist for information about what you need to submit with your application pdf (78KB).

Swimming Pool & Spa Safety Fencing

As a swimming pool or spa pool owner you are responsible for safety.

Drowning is the biggest cause of accidental death for young children. Most occur in private backyard swimming pools. You can reduce the risk of accidents occurring in your swimming pool or spa pool by adequately fencing your pool and ensuring young children are supervised at all times.

Please visit the State Government's Pool & Spa Safety page for details of your obligations with regard to pool ownership.

 

 

More information

Email the City Development team or call 8416 6333
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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