Pool fencing Milton, ON
If you’ve recently purchased a swimming pool or hot tub, or are planning on doing so, before you dive in, so to speak, you’ll need to make sure you arrange a pool fence to be installed. There are a few steps residents of Milton need to follow in a particular order, and in accordance with the current swimming pool by-laws and regulations.
You’ll need to apply for a swimming pool and enclosure permit from the City of Milton by submitting a detailed site plan that includes the following information:
Each and every pool or hot tub in the City of Milton requires a fence for protection against unauthorized access and to prevent accidental drowning for children. There are a few swimming pool enclosure provisions according to the Swimming Pool Fencing By-law and below is a summary:
- The fence must have a locking gate (it should be closed and locked when the pool is not in use).
- The walls of the home can form one part of the barrier.
- Any door or window that allows direct access to the pool area should have latches and/or locks.
- There is flexibility in fencing material used, i.e. can install chain link fencing, metal or wood fencing. In the non-metal options, the boards should be vertical with no allowance for horizontal or diagonal attachments that would allow a child to climb up and over the fence. For chain link fencing, there should be a maximum of 10 feet of spacing between posts, and a 4 ft minimum height. Similarly, metal fencing should have a maximum of 10 feet distance between posts, and a maximum of 4 inches spacing between individual rails.
- Under no circumstance should the pool or tub be filled with water until the installation and inspection of the pool fence has been completed.
The detailed regulations and by-laws can be found on the City of Milton website under the “Pool permits” tab; however, if reading the above summary is already overwhelming, rest assured that if you hire experienced fencing contractors like Milton Fence, you will be guided and assisted with the procedure, from submitting the pool enclosure permit to arranging the final inspection with the City.
The selection of fencing materials is also an individual choice, based on pricing and need for privacy. This can easily narrow down the choice for fencing type. Milton Fence has been building and installing pool enclosures for many years, with many satisfied customers that have become repeat customers. If you have any questions regarding your pool fencing, do not hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be happy to help you.