We're thinking of getting one of those cheap above ground pools from Big W that you put up and take down at the end of summer. Pretty much an overgrown paddling pool.
I'm aware that we need to get a pool fence and definitely will comply with this but am finding it hard to find out which rules apply to these portable pools. I know we need a compliant pool fence, and a certificate from a certifier but can't find out if a building approval is also needed. It seems strange to need a building approval for something that is not permanent. I'd call council and ask but they're closed for the weekend. It seems that by the time you pay for all the approvals and fence the $200 pool is a $2000 pool.
Has anyone gotten one of these temporary (portable) pools and fenced it and gone through the approval process? How long did it take to get your approvals and certificates and roughly how expensive was it? Did you find it worth it or would you recommend not bothering getting a temp pool and just save up til you can afford a proper pool? I heard that you can get a temporary fence and temporary approval for 3 months - has anyone done this?
Don't worry - if we can't afford the fencing process we won't be getting the pool. I agree a fence is 100% necessary. Its just the process I would love advice about.
Thanks in advance for any insight anyone can share with me.