IMPORTANT: Amendment to the Residential Swimming Pool Safety Regulation

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July 02, 2021

Amendments to the Provincial Regulation respecting residential swimming pool safety were published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on May 19, 2021. These amendments came into force on July 1, 2021 and make adjustments to the applicable standards and to the grandfathering regime specific to this regulation. For example, pools built before July 22, 2010 will no longer benefit from a set of acquired rights, notably with respect to the obligation to fence the pool enclosure. All residential pool owners will be required to comply with this new regulation by July 1, 2023.

Depending on the extent of the work to be done to comply with these modifications, a building permit may be required. If you are unsure, please contact our Urban Planning department at 514 481-8125 or by email at

Residential Swimming Pool Safety Regulation

Amendment of the regulation