The Consumer guide to pools and spas.
Owning a pool or spa is a significant responsibility. With both, safety is paramount. Pools, in particular, require a lot of looking after to keep them in good working order and safe.
Since 1987, when the law requiring fencing of swimming pools was introduced, the number of pre-school children drowned in home swimming pools has halved.
All pools, spa pools and ponds more than 400mm deep must be fenced. This is to stop small children getting in unsupervised and drowning.