A Swimming pool is a permitted accessory use to most residential properties within the city of Mississauga. The building type, property location and type of pool will dictate which regulations apply. A swimming pool is defined in the zoning by-law as being a body of water located outdoors contained wholly or partly by artificial means and which can hold water exceeding 0.61 m in vertical depth at any point and shall include a hot tub.
The regulations within subsection 4.1.4 of Zoning By-law 0225-2007 outline the general regulations (e.g. setbacks) applicable to a swimming pool.
An outdoor swimming pool is permitted accessory to a detached , semi-detached , duplex , triplex and street townhouse dwelling subject to the following regulations:
no part of an outdoor swimming pool is permitted in a front or required exterior side yard
an outdoor swimming pool shall be set back a minimum of 1.5 m from all lot lines, measured from the inside wall of the outdoor swimming pool
An outdoor swimming pool is permitted as an accessory use on lots containing any other form of residential dwelling, other than detached, semi-detached, duplex, triplex and street townhouse dwellings provided that the swimming pool shall be set back a minimum of 3.0m from any lot line, measured from the inside wall of the outdoor swimming pool. A swimming pool is also permitted within a building, structure or part thereof provided it complies with the regulations of the zone in which it is located.
If it is determined that the outdoor swimming pool is located on a property adjacent to a greenbelt zone, additional setback restrictions will apply. Firstly, it must be determined what type of Greenbelt zone the property is adjacent to - a base greenbelt zone (ie. G1, G2) or a greenbelt exception zone (ie. G1-1, G1-2 etc.). The specific requirements have been outlined within Table 22.214.171.124 - Minimum Setbacks to Greenbelt Zones .
Table 126.96.36.199 - Minimum Setbacks to Greenbelt Zones
Minimum setback from the inside wall of an outdoor swimming pool to all lands zoned G1 or G2 Base Zone.
The greater of 5.0m or the required setback.
Minimum setback from the inside wall of an outdoor swimming pool to all lands zoned G1 or G2 Exception Zone.
Any information contained herein is strictly for information purposes only and should be reviewed in conjunction with Zoning By-Law 0225-2007, as amended. In the case where the information provided conflicts with that of the text contained in Zoning By-law 0225-2007, as amended, the text shall prevail. It should not be relied on when making decisions in connection with real estate transactions, development proposals or building permits.
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