Swimming pools: 1993 Standard never adopted in NSW

Swimming pool certifiers and councils must not use the 1993 Australian Standard to assess compliance of swimming pool barriers in NSW.

NSW has only adopted three versions of Australian Standard 1926.1 Swimming pool safety - Safety barriers for swimming pools:

  • 1986 version (AS 1926.1-1986) for pools built between 1 August 1990 and 31 August 2008 inclusive
  • 2007 version AS 1926.1-2007) for pools built between 1 September 2008 and 30 April 2013 inclusive
  • 2012 version (AS 1926.1-2012) for pools built on or after 1 May 2013.

The 1993 Australian Standard was never adopted in NSW and must not be used.

The correct Standard for certifiers and councils to apply in NSW will depend on the age of the pool and/or when the barrier has been substantially altered or rebuilt.