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Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs & Ponds


A building permit is required for the installation of a privately owned outdoor swimming pool and/or swimming pool enclosure.

A permit is not required to install a hydro-massage pool provided that "a secure cover of rigid material is placed over the entire opening of the hydro-massage pool and is locked in place, in order to prevent access to unauthorized persons when the hydro-massage pool is not in use."

For information regarding zoning requirements or the construction of the swimming pool enclosure, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department.


Two sets of complete construction drawings, drawn to scale, must accompany all applications for permits.


When a permit has been issued, City building inspectors conduct inspections for the levels of construction outlined on the issued permit; however, for complex projects (and some minor projects) a schedule of inspections may be required to be arranged with the local inspector.

It is the responsibility of the owner, or his or her agent, to call for inspections during certain stages of project construction. 

To arrange an inspection, please contact the Planning and Development Services department at least 48 hours in advance to schedule the date for the inspector to visit your project.


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