There are millions of swimming pools in residential properties Australia wide. The onus on existing pool owners to comply with safety regulations is steadily growing. But before you build a pool, both in-ground and above ground, you must first obtain the relevant building permit.
A pool which is portable, does not require a building permit, but is subject to safety regulations with a compliant pool safety barrier.
When you engage with a pool builder to construct your new swimming pool, it is quite normal that they in turn will make application for a building permit. However, you must be certain that a permit has been applied for and approved, before works commence. The building permit will approve the type of pool to be constructed, the siting on the block and any engineering issues.