Do you need a permit for a pool in Ontario?

Do you need a permit for a pool in Ontario?

You do not need a Building Permit to install a swimming pool, however you do need a Building Permit to construct the pool enclosure (fence). Pool enclosures are required for all swimming pools. Do not put water in the pool until you have the swimming pool enclosure in place and you receive final approval from the City.

Do you legally have to have a fence around your pool?

Swimming pools that are in ground, completely or partially, must be enclosed by a fence. Portable pools are usually not legally required to have a fence. However, if unfenced, between uses they should be either covered or emptied and stored.

How close to fence can pool be?

Swimming pools generally need to be at least 1000mm from the boundary. The boundary can be your backyard fence or a barrier that is suitable to be classified as a boundary fence. You should contact your local council to find out your location’s specific requirements.

Do you need a fence around an above ground pool in Ontario?

There is a bylaw in Ottawa and other cities across Canada that requires homeowners to have a fence enclosing their in-ground and above ground pool, hot tub or a pond that has a water depth equal to or greater than 24 inches.

How much is a pool permit in Ontario?

Fees. The base permit fee is $200 or $440 ($250 or $660 if the property is located in a Special Policy Area) as per the TRCA Permit Fee Schedule. The higher fee includes a site visit if applicable.

Do you need planning permission to install a swimming pool?

Planning permission is not usually required to install an outdoor swimming pool as a pool is often considered as a garden project.

How much does your homeowners insurance go up with a pool?

Yes, homeowners insurance covers damage to in-ground swimming pools for a premium increase of roughly $50 a year.

Do I need a fence around my pool in Michigan?

In Michigan, homes with pools must adhere to the following fence requirements: A swimming pool must be completely enclosed by a wall, fence, or other protective enclosure that is at least 4 feet tall. The enclosure must be kept closed at all times, and locked when the swimming pool and deck is not in use.

Do you have to put a fence around an above ground pool?

Although your might have decided to go with the above-ground pool, the fencing requirements for the property are still the same. In most cases, you must have a fence of at least four feet tall. As long as the body of water (either in-ground or above ground) is at least 18 inches deep, you do need to install a fence.

How close to a house can you build a pool?

A good rule of thumb is to position the pool at least 1000mm from the boundary. Homeowners usually choose to landscape within this boundary area to enhance the overall space. For pools in confined spaces, there is a much greater need to echo the overall style of the adjoining home.

How far does a pool need to be from a house Ontario?

1 to 1.5 m
Set backs: Most municipalities require a 1 to 1.5 m set back between the property line and pool. It is also beneficial to have space between your pool and fence/property line so that you can easily access all areas of the pool quickly and easily.

How close can a pool be to a house Ontario?

Swimming pools are not permitted in the front yard or required exterior side yard of a corner lot. The 1.5m setback to the pool is a minimum. Lot constraints and/or abutting property zones may require the pool to be located more than 1.5m from the property line.