The SABS (South African Standards Office) requires that any private pool with a maximum depth of 30 cm be surrounded by a child-proof fence. To avoid drowning, the office requires that you install a safety net or cover over the pool. This cover must be installed by an “accredited responsible party”. In accordance with the regulations, all swimming pools must be protected in accordance with the regulations.
This means that all pools must be maintained and fenced and that children should not be able to climb over the fence. All outdoor pools must have a cover or must be equipped with a floating alarm when the pool is not in use. A draft regulation for the safe protection of swimming pools, which is based exclusively on the protection of swimming pools, has also been proposed to the City of Johannesburg. These include the issuance of a permit by the City Council and the fact that all outdoor pools must be protected with a cover or equipped with a floating alarm device at all times when the pool is not being used.
The draft regulation determines that a swimming pool is “a permanent privately owned structure, located below or not more than one meter above ground level in the case of an outdoor pool and, in the case of an indoor pool, a permanent structure below or no more than one meter above ground level, used or intended to be used for swimming and capable of containing water at a depth of more than 300 millimeters. Those who already have swimming pools on their property will have two years to notify the council of the existence of their pools after enactment, Stals says. Tags: construction laws and regulations, construction lines, construction plans, national building regulations, pool fences, pool safety, swimming pools. Larger pools must have a net or cover that can support a minimum weight of 220 kg (one child and two adults) in order to be able to rescue them in case something happens.
The City of Johannesburg has just published the fourth bill on safety measures for private swimming pools, for public comment. From the point of view of the sale of real estate, if these statutes are enacted, it is most likely that, within the framework of an agreement offering to buy real estate in the city of Johannesburg, a clause or annex will have to be included that allows the issuance of a certificate of conformity for swimming pools. A pool cover is definitely a legal requirement for any home with a private pool and you would be breaking some pretty strict laws if you didn't have a certificate of compliance, especially if you were trying to sell your property. After the Statutes are enacted, anyone who wants to install a pool on their property must seek approval from the City and all pools must meet the strict rules set forth in the Statutes.
I also had to extend the wall to have some privacy in my own backyard, due to the pool so close to the border wall and the rising ground level on its side. I have an open space of 5 m up to the limit of my property and I would like to install a pool that is 3 m wide by 4 m long. Part D4 of the National Construction Regulations states that “any owner of land containing a swimming pool must ensure that access to that pool is controlled and that failure to comply with the requirements leads to fines or even a jail sentence. If the property is located in an area that has a restricted construction line of three meters, any pool that is built within this line of three meters will need the presentation of plans.