Swimming pool owners are revolting against a new Tauranga City Council inspection fee.

The council has started charging pool owners $157.30 for a compulsory inspection, to be conducted every three years.

The council was required to do the inspections under rules the Government added to the Building Act in 2017 to ensure pool areas were safe for unsupervised children under 5.

The council did the first round of inspections for free but in July it started invoicing - and
some of the city's 2654 pool owners are not happy about it.


Pool owners Rick Greig of Ōtumoetai and Don Sweet