If you are installing an above-ground or in-ground swimming pool, hot tub, or swim spa in your garden, you must submit documents to the city and pay fees before starting work. For more information, see the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Instructions.
Your pool must also meet Pool Containment Regulations and be set back from all property lines. Check zoning by-law to find the restrictions on your property before starting the installation.
Also, if your property is on a conservation area, you will need written approval from Credit Valley Conservation, Conservation Halton, or the Toronto and Region Conversation Authority to install your pool, hot tub or swim spa.
1. Submit documents
You can only hand in your application and documents personally by making an appointment. If you are delayed by 10 minutes, you will have to make a new appointment. You also have the option to send your application, paperwork, and a check made out to the city of Mississauga to:
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- An 11 “x 17” scale drawing of the pool site plan. Hand sketches are not accepted. For an example drawing, see the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Instructions.
- An 11 “x 17” legal survey of the pool property detailing existing fences, structures, easements and property lines.
- An original signed affidavit with the signature of the property owner (s), certified by a lawyer, notary or affidavit with an attached seal
- An original signed inspection request for the swimming pool roof
- Pool facility inspection fee of $ 354.82 payable by credit, debit or check payable to the City of Mississauga
You may also need to submit additional documents or permits. Other permits may be required, such as a tree removal permit or a park access permit.
The parcel rating is the slope of the terrain on your property. The pool plan must show the current site heights, drainage and any proposed changes. For more information, see the Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Installation Instructions.
Road occupancy permit
If you need to store any construction equipment, machinery, or materials on a street, sidewalk, or city property during construction, you will need to apply for a road permit.
2. Schedule a pre-build meeting
Once your site plan is approved, we will contact you to arrange a pre-construction meeting on the planned location of your pool.
Before the inspectors arrive, make sure that the planned location of your pool is marked with spray paint or stakes where the walls of the pool enclosure and any pool equipment will be.
If changes have been made between submitting your site plan and the inspection, you will need to submit a revised site plan prior to installing your pool.
3. Pay additional fees and deposits
You will receive an email informing you that everything is OK. Then you can pay the development and site review / administration fee of $ 470.25 plus HST and the refundable deposits below:
- Municipal services deposit of $ 500 for above ground or $ 1000 for in-ground or on-ground pools
- Down payment of $ 5,000 for in-ground or in-ground pools (if the parcel rating changes) or a down payment amount determined by the Commissioner, Transportation and Works
You can pay your fee and security deposit as a certified check or cashier’s check. The requirements for submitting the applicable fee and / or deposit (s) will be confirmed and identified through the lot scoring review process.
Once your down payments are paid, you will receive an email notification from the construction inspector within a week letting you know when you can start construction.
4. Install your pool
When installing your pool and enclosure, make sure of the following:
- No changes will be made to the site plan
- Existing parcel division and drainage patterns will be retained
- Communal property (including streets, boulevards, sidewalks, easements, and city-owned land) is free of equipment, debris, and mud
For examples and more detailed information on the minimum requirements for your swimming pool enclosure, see the Installation Guide for Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs for Residential Buildings.
5. Plan final inspections
Final inspection of the swimming pool enclosure
Before filling your pool for the first time, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside city limits) to arrange a final inspection of the pool enclosure.
When the inspection is complete and the enclosure is approved, the inspector will sign a final pool enclosure approval form and give you a copy. We will also send you a registration certificate.
Lot scoring and urban right of way control
After the pool has been installed, the canopy approved, and all landscaping and grouting completed, email [email protected] to request a parcel grading and municipal rights of way inspection.
If the landscaping and greening is not completed prior to your inspection, you will need to reschedule and pay an additional inspection fee of $ 300 plus HST.
After the pool is installed and all lawn and landscaping work is complete, you will need to email [email protected] to request a parcel rating and municipal rights of way inspection. The city will only refund the classification deposit if the property is free from defects and a certificate of approval for the swimming pool has been issued.