Reminder: Pool Owners have until October 31 to fence in swimming pools

Aug 06, 2015
Affected Communities: 
All Areas

Pool owners in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District are reminded that the Pool Fencing Bylaw 1339-2014 comes into effect on October 31, 2015.

The Bylaw requires all new and existing, unfenced private swimming pools in Electoral Areas A, B, C and D to be enclosed by a fence or barrier. 

The Bylaw was introduced a year ago, on July 28, 2014, and gave pool-owners until October 31, 2015 to bring their pools into compliance. 

A building permit is required for construction of a pool fence.

A swimming pool shall not be filled with water until a pool fencing permit has been satisfactorily completed.

A swimming pool means an outdoor, private structure, located wholly or principally in the ground, capable of being filled with water to a depth of 60 centimeters or more and constructed for the purpose of swimming, bathing or wading; but does not include ornamental water features, irrigation ponds, hot tubs or above ground pools accessed solely by means of a removable ladder.

Download the Guide to Pool Fencing in the SLRD here.

 

 

 

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