Do I need a permit and fence?
Portable spas usually don’t need a permit but in most cases a permit IS required for your fence (or “safety barrier”) so you need to discuss your local regulations with your spa retailer. Obtaining permits is best handled by an independent certifier but if you’ve got the time and can accept possible delays you can deal directly through your local council.
Does the spa meet Australian standards?
Many cheap spas that are sold online are being imported without the necessary Australian approvals, leaving you with a spa than cannot be legally repaired by any serviceperson (assuming you can get replacement parts). You must insist to see a valid copy of the approval by the retailer or you will end up with a spa that can’t even be used. You should also check that the spa has a metal compliance plate with an approval number on it. View our range of spas here.