The owner of a swimming pool has the responsibility to ensure that the area is secured at all times by a complying child-resistant fence or barrier. They must be maintained in a good state of repair as an effective and safe barrier restricting access to the pool. The aim is to protect against accidental swimming pool drownings or injuries.
The NSW Government now also requires all owners to register their swimming pools online. A swimming pool is defined in the law as an excavation, structure or vessel that is capable of being filled with water to a depth greater than 30cm and is used for swimming, wading, paddling or any other human aquatic activity.
NSW Pool Register - Be Pool Safe - Royal Life Saving