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May 25, 2020


Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs, and Spas

With the Hanna swimming pool being closed this year you might want to invest in an above ground pool. Although the use of swimming pools is a wonderful way to enjoy the summer, caution needs to be exercised to prevent children from a disastrous encounter with a swimming pool.

Under the Alberta Building Code, Swimming Pool is defined as a privately-owned pool that has a water depth greater than 24” at any point. Fence and gate requirements will then apply.

Alberta Safety Codes Act requires that permits be obtained prior to the swimming pool installation.  Also, there is insurance that should be looked into as well.

Contact the Bylaw Officer Adrian Mohl at 403-854-4433 for further information.

Below are some links with useful information and regulations.
Safety Codes Alberta

Municipal Affairs

Red Cross Safety Tips