Swimming pool installation

If you’re installing an above-ground or in-ground swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa in your backyard you’ll need to submit documents to the City and pay fees before starting work. For more information check the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Guide.

Your pool also needs to comply with the Swimming Pool Enclosure By-law and be set back from all property lines. Check the Zoning By-law to find the restrictions for your property before you begin installation.

If your property is located on conservation lands, you’ll also need written permission from the Credit Valley Conservation, Conservation Halton or the Toronto and Region Conversation Authority to install your pool, hot tub or swim spa.

Residential swimming pools are to be used by property residents and their guests only and cannot be used for any commercial or business-related activities.

1. Submit documents

You can submit your application and documents in person by appointment only. If you are 10 minutes late, you will need to reschedule. You also have the option to mail your application, documents, and a cheque made payable to ‘City of Mississauga’ to:

Compliance and Licensing Enforcement
300 City Centre Drive, Ground Floor
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

  • One 11″ x 17″ Swimming Pool Site Plan scaled drawing. Hand sketches will not be accepted. A sample drawing can be found in the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Guide.
  • One 11″ x 17″ legal survey of the pool property accurately showing existing fencing, structures, easements and property boundaries.
  • An original signed Statutory Declaration having property owner(s) signature witnessed by a lawyer, notary or commissioner of oaths with their affixed seal
  • An original signed Swimming Pool Enclosure Inspection Request
  • Swimming Pool Enclosure Inspection fee of $357.65 payable by credit, debit or cheque made payable to the City of Mississauga

You may also need to submit additional documents or approvals. Other permits may be required, such as a tree removal permit or a park access permit.

Lot grading

Lot grading is the slope of the ground on your property. The swimming pool site plan must show the current lot grades elevations, drainage and any proposed changes. For more information check the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Guide.

Road occupancy permit

If you need to store construction equipment, machinery or materials on a road, sidewalk or City-owned land during construction, you’ll need to apply for a Road Occupancy Permit.

2. Schedule a pre-construction meeting

Once your site plan is approved, we’ll contact you to schedule a pre-construction meeting at your property about the proposed location of your pool.

Before the inspectors arrive, make sure the proposed location of your pool is marked with spray paint or stakes where the walls of the pool enclosure and any pool equipment will be.

If any changes have been made between when you submitted your site plan and the inspection, you’ll need to submit a revised site plan before installing your pool.

3. Pay additional fees and deposits

You’ll receive an email letting you know that everything is in order. Then you can pay the development and construction site review/administration fee of $470.25 plus HST and the refundable deposits mentioned below:

  • Municipal services protection deposit of $500 for above-ground or $1000 for in-ground or on-ground pools
  • Lot grading deposit of $5000 for in-ground or on-ground pools (if there will be changes to the lot grading) or a deposit amount as determined by the Commissioner, Transportation and Works

You can pay your fee and the applicable deposit as one certified cheque or bank draft.  Submission requirements of the applicable fee and/or deposit(s) will be confirmed and identified through the Lot Grading review process.

Once your deposits are paid, you’ll receive an email notice within a week from the Development Construction Inspector indicating when you can start construction.

4. Install your pool

While you install your pool and enclosure, make sure that:

  • No changes are made to the site plan
  • Existing lot grading and drainage patterns are maintained
  • Municipal property (which includes roads, boulevards, sidewalks, easements and City-owned land) are free of equipment, debris and mud

You can find examples and more detailed information about the minimum requirements for your pool enclosure in the residential Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Guide.

5. Schedule final inspections

Final pool enclosure inspection

Before you fill your pool for the first time, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) to arrange a final pool enclosure inspection.

When the inspection is complete and the enclosure is approved, the inspector will sign a final swimming pool enclosure approval form and give you a copy. We’ll also mail you a certificate of approval.

Lot grading and municipal right-of-way inspection

After the pool has been installed, the enclosure is approved and any landscaping and sodding is complete, email twdevcon@mississauga.ca to request a lot grading and municipal right-of-way inspection.

If the landscaping and sodding isn’t completed before your inspection, you will have to reschedule and pay an additional inspection fee of $300 plus HST.

Refundable deposits

After the pool is installed and all sodding and landscape work is complete, you must request a lot grading and municipal right-of-way inspection by emailing twdevcon@mississauga.ca. The City will refund the lot grading deposit only when the property is clear of any deficiencies and a Swimming Pool Enclosure Certificate of approval is issued.