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.