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Feel free to consult the resources below, or even easier, talk to us directly and we’re happy to advise.

The key documents can be downloaded below.

The differences between the F9 Acceptable Solutions and NZS 8500:2006 are:

The F9 Acceptable Solutions provide a means for restricting unsupervised access of children under 5 years old to residential pools.

NZS 8500:2006 provides broader guidance on safety barriers and fences around swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.

Regulatory Status:
The F9 Acceptable Solutions are approved by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and provide a means of complying with the New Zealand Building Code.

NZS 8500:2006 is referenced in the F9 Acceptable Solutions as an acceptable method for assessing the strength of pool barriers, but it does not have the same regulatory status.

Specific Requirements:
The F9 Acceptable Solutions provide detailed prescriptive requirements for the construction of pool barriers, including height, angle, openings, and gate specifications.

NZS 8500:2006 is referenced for specific methods of assessing the strength of pool barriers, but does not contain the same level of detail on construction requirements.

In summary, the F9 Acceptable Solutions are the primary regulatory document for restricting access to residential pools in New Zealand, while NZS 8500:2006 provides supplementary guidance that is referenced within the Acceptable Solutions.

Information from BRANZ can also be found here.

Here are some ideas for specifications for premium pool installations. Feel free to use them for your pool design project.

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Contact us for free advice. We have been building complex concrete pools and environments for nearly 50 years. Feel free to pick our brains for:

  • Design and detailing questions
  • Consenting issues
  • Pool pricing guidelines

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