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Private Swimming Pool Bylaw No. 2004-81

Bylaws related to private swimming pool  The Private Swimming Pool Bylaw    

The Private Swimming Pool Bylaw No. 2004-81 was established to regulate the construction, maintenance, repair and demolition of private swimming pools, and the safety measures required in relation to private swimming pools.

Overview:

  • No person shall construct or demolish a swimming pool unless a swimming pool permit has been obtained. (Fees may apply.)
  • Every owner or occupant shall have an enclosure around the swimming pool.
  • Every owner or occupant shall ensure that any gate and self-closing devices meet all the requirements.
  • When the owner or occupant is not supervising the use of the swimming pool, they shall ensure that all entrances to the swimming pool area, including gates, are locked.
  • Every owner or occupant shall ensure that there is a walkway located within the enclosure that is at least 750 millimetres in width and that surrounds the perimeter of the swimming pool.
  • Every owner or occupant shall ensure a reaching pole, a first aid kit, a buoy and rope are present at the swimming pool at all times.
  • Every owner or occupant shall have and use a discharge system that allows the swimming pool to drain into the sanitary sewer of the property where the swimming pool is located.      

Consequences:

There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $25,000.

Report a bylaw infraction:

If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.

Note:

This page is an overview of these regulations. Refer to the bylaw for detailed information. The Office of the City Clerk keeps the latest version of each bylaw on file and will provide a copy upon request.