Residential Pool Installation
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
 
There are many terms to describe a pool. How do you describe the different types?
Answer
A "hot tub" is a tub, spa or whirlpool that holds water exceeding 61cm (24 inches) in depth at any point. An "inflatable pool" is a temporary pool. An "in-ground pool" is a permanent pool installed in the ground. An "above-ground pool" is a permanent pool completely above the grade. An "on-ground pool" is a permanent pool installed on a slope, some of the pool is in the ground and some is out of the ground.
Related FAQ's
FAQ's
There are many terms to describe a pool. How do you describe the different types?
Who must sign the Statutory Declaration Form for Swimming Pool Installation?
What is a Municipal Services Protection Deposit (MSPD)?
What happens if there are construction damages on City property due to the pool construction?
What other permits may I require?
What method of payment is acceptable?
How will the refund be paid?
Do I need a building permit for a pool?
What is the minimum distance an outdoor swimming pool must be from a property line in the rear yard?
Can I have a swimming pool constructed in my back yard if I just moved into a new development?
What is the definition for a "swimming pool"?
How will I know that the fence has passed inspection?
After I submit my plan to Compliance and Licensing, then what happens?
I understand that I have to pay deposits, what are they?
What is the joint pre-construction site meeting?
What forms do I require?
When will I know my lot grading deposit amount, and if my lot grading plan is acceptable?
What if I install a regular in-ground pool now and later have extensive landscaping done?
What documentation do I need for the Pool Enclosure (Fence) Inspection?
Where do I submit the Statutory Declaration Form for Swimming Pool Installation?
What is a Lot Grading Deposit?
When can I start construction of my swimming pool?
Are deposits required if there are no changes to the grading and no construction?
Do I need Conservation Authority approval if I abut a watercourse?
What are the City's requirements in relation to installing a residential swimming pool?
Where can I locate the outdoor swimming pool equipment on my property?
What is a Statutory Declaration?
Does the City pay interest on the deposit?
How do I get the refund for my deposit payments?
Does a hot tub need an enclosure permit?
Where am I allowed to locate an outdoor swimming pool on my property?
What is "lot grading" and what is a "Lot Grading Plan"?
When can I start the construction of my swimming pool?
Why can't I change my existing lot grading?
Where can I obtain information about acceptable pool enclosures for swimming pools?
When can I fill the pool and start using it?
Who do I contact for inspection of the fence enclosure?
What fees do I have to pay?
Where do I pay my deposits and fees?
Is there a minimum distance an outdoor swimming pool has to be from a Greenbelt zone?
Do I have to submit a drawing of the location of my pool?
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