12 January 2022

Does your portable pool need a fence?

Before you buy a portable pool make sure to follow the safety rules.

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Douglas P.
15 Jan 2022
Beware of consent cost

I had an alcove in my garden which I wanted to make into an enclosure for a blow up pool. Because the area was partly fenced, the correct gate, posts, and remaing fencing cost about $500. The council consent cost $700!!!. I objected, and the council halved the cost under protest. As an aside a condition of the consent was an operational smoke detector.

Peter I.
15 Jan 2022
Plus ongoing fence audit costs.

In Wellington, at least, there is a compulsory 3-yearly pool-fence “audit” by the Council that currently costs $209.