Local Swimming Pool Information!

Each year, Rintoul's meets with numerous of homeowners who maybe in the market to install a pool. It is our goal to help them find the right one that fits their needs. Be it sizes, shape, budget, or other needs. But, as always, before you decide on any pool, do your homework. Be informed. Think long-term.

For over 45 years now, we at Rintoul Pools and Hot Tubs have installed many fiberglass, vinyl, and above ground pools throughout the area. With this experience, we've also had to deal with getting pool permits passed through the zoning and building departments. So, for those of you looking to get a swimming pool in your area, here are a few things to know:

 Setbacks: Local Fencing & Zoning

    • From well/septic the pool must be at least 20' away
    • From property lines it must be at least 3' away in Owen Sound & 5 feet in other communities
    • From house it must be 10' away
    • 48' fence height in Owen Sound
    • 60' fence height in surrounding municipalities (check first)
    • You will need your lot plan - showing location of house, pool & fence

Also, keep in mind that when you apply for the swimming pool permit it will also include the fence. Cabanas over 100 sq. ft. need their own drawings and permit. Electrical permit for grounding and hook up must be arranged with a qualified electrician.

Finally, it will likely take 2-3 weeks for permit approval. Get the application in early and it is valid for 1 year.

Questions? Concerns? Don't hesitate to contact us, we are here to help.

Ask for Phil at 519-376-5858

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