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Auckland Council Pool Alone Policy

The Auckland Council Pool Alone policy is strictly enforced at all council-owned swimming pools for the safety of our pool users.

Children 4 years and under

Children 4 years and under must be accompanied in the pool and within arm's reach of a caregiver 17 years or older at all times.

Children aged between 5 and 10 years old

Children aged between 5 and 10 years old must be actively supervised by a caregiver 17 years or older.

Active supervision means watching the child at all times and being able to provide immediate help. The caregiver must be close enough to:

  • see the child
  • be seen by the child
  • hear the child
  • be heard by the child.

We do not consider you to be actively supervising if you are using a mobile phone, or in a sauna or spa.

Minimum adult to child ratios

There must be a minimum of:

  • one adult to two children 4 years and under
  • one adult to four children aged between 5 and 10 years
  • one adult to one child 4 years and under and three children aged between 5 and 10 years old.