In May 2021, the Quebec government announced new rules regarding pool safety, which have been in effect since July 1, 2021. The purpose of these rules is to render even safer the structures surrounding any residential swimming pools (in-ground, above-ground, semi-in-ground, removable). The new rules aim to control the access of occupants to the pool by simple measures such as the installation of an enclosure equipped with a security door.
By-law 81-702 concerning swimming pools in Ville de Dollard-des-Ormeaux has been amended to conform to the new provincial requirements of the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Regulation. This By-law now applies to all pools, regardless of their installation date. Homeowners have until September 30, 2025, to bring their installation into compliance. Therefore, it is important that residents affected by these new rules become aware of the changes to ensure compliance.
These changes include:
- New chain link fences;
- Diving boards;
- The distance between the wall of a pool and its equipment;
- Distance between pool walls and enclosures; and
- Window opening limit devices.
A permit is required before carrying out any work related to the construction or installation of a pool such as the construction of a deck, platform or enclosure.
We invite you to submit your permit application online: https://ville.ddo.qc.ca/en/online-services