The above, in ground and semi in ground enclosure must be :
Be at least 1.2 meters in height
Prevent the passage of a spherical object 10 centimeters in diameter
Have no fixture, projection or open parts enabling it to be climbed
Be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching passive security device installed on the inside of the enclosure
A pool with supportive anchors must be surrounded by an enclosure
A hedge or bushes do NOT constitute an enclosure
Ladder or steps ? :
All in ground and semi in ground pools must be equipped with a ladder or steps for easy entry and exit
A new diving board standard «Residential Pools Equipped with a Diving Board» also applies and can be found on BNQ site.
An enclosure is not required if the following conditions exist
Wall height is at least 1.2 meters from the ground
Portable (inflatable) wall is at least 1.4 meters from the ground
There is a ladder equipped with a self-closing and self-latching safety gate preventing its use by children
In order to prevent children from climbing to gain access to the pool, every device linked to its operation (such as heater or filter) must be installed more than 1 meter from the pool wall or enclosure.
The pipes linking the device to the pool must be flexible and must not facilitate climbing.
To ensure compliance with these standards, a permit issued by the local municipality is required to build, install or replace a swimming pool or to erect a construction allowing or preventing access to a swimming pool.
It is the responsibility of the consumer to consult his municipality to validate the terms and conditions that apply.
Safety Tips - Free self-evaluation test
Beginning July 1, 2021, new pool installations with "chain link fencing" with a mesh size greater than 30mm will be required to be battened.