Water Recirculation Requirements

The BCA requires skimmer boxes and water outlets for swimming pools to be in accordance with Australian Standard AS 1926.3-2010 Swimming pool safety – Part 3: Water Re-circulation Systems. This standard specifies the requirements to which skimmer boxes, skimming devices and water outlets are to be manufactured and installed.

Prior to issue of an Occupation Certificate for a new swimming pool, Council may require the installer of any water recirculation system to submit a Compliance Certificate certifying that the system has been manufactured and installed in accordance with the requirements of AS1926.3-2010.

AS 1926.3 -2010 may be accessed online or a hard copy is available to view during business hours at Council’s Customer Service Centre at 40 Cherry Street, Ballina.

A copy of the standard may be purchased from SAI Global via the Standards Australia website at www.standards.org.au

Further Information

Please contact Council's Development and Environmental Health Group on telephone 02 6686 1415.

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