The mandatory standard prescribes requirements for the labelling of portable swimming pools.
About portable swimming pools
The mandatory standard applies to portable swimming pools that are both:
- intended for personal, domestic or household use
- one of the following:
- an inflatable swimming pool, of any depth
- a soft-sided swimming pool, of any depth
- a rigid-sided swimming pool that is not deeper than 300 mm.
The mandatory standard applies to spas, hot tubs or whirlpool tubs that meet the definition above. For example if a spa is inflatable, it is captured by the mandatory standard.
Consumer Goods (Portable Swimming Pools) Safety Standard 2013 sets out the mandatory requirements for portable swimming pools.
You must consult the mandatory standard for these details.
A portable swimming pool and its retail packaging must display a warning message that is:
- of a certain height
- in contrast to the background colour of the packaging
- on front of the package.
If the depth of the portable swimming pool is less than 300 mm, the warning message must include the following statement:
If the depth of the portable swimming pool is 300 mm or more, the warning message must include the following statement:
All portable swimming pools must display this safety sign: