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Last updated: 03/03/2017
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Pools and Spa's

Outdoor pools and accessories

Permit
A permit is mandatory:
  • to build an in-ground pool and to install an above-ground or portable pool;
  • to fill a pool using municipal aqueduct water.

Required documents
A site plan prepared by a land-surveyor (for in-ground pools only) showing the proposed location of the pool and the setbacks from all lot lines, existing buildings and septic installation. The site plan must also show the location of the pool enclosure.

Fees

  • Building permit: $25
  • Deposit: $500 (the deposit will be refunded after a survey certificate showing the exact location of the in-ground pool has been submitted).
  • Pool filling permit: $20

Location
A pool must be located in the rear setback, backyard or side yard.

The following minimum distances must be respected:

  • 2 meters between the pool and the property lines (including any structure providing access to the pool, the filtration system, the water heater and the heat pump)
  • 2 meters between the pool and a main building or ancillary building;
  • 1 meter between the pool and any water filtration and water heating devices;
  • all water filtration and water heating devices must be positioned to prevent climbing access to the pool;
  • 4.60 meters between the pool and overhead electrical wires;
  • the pool, the water filtration and heating devices as well as any structure providing access to the pool must never be installed over the septic drain field.

Access to an above-ground pool

    • The steps or ladder providing access to the pool must be removed or raised when the pool is not being used;
  • If the above-ground pool is accessible from a deck or platform with steps leading to the ground, access to the pool must be restricted with a 1.20 meter high self-closing/locking gate blocking the steps.

Rescue and life-saving equipment
A pool must be equipped with the following life-saving equipment in locations accessible at all times:

  • a fiberglass non conductive reaching pole at least 30 cm longer than half the width or diameter of the pool;
  • a lifebuoy attached to a cable at least as long as the width or diameter of the pool;
  • a first-aid kit.
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