Ville de Laval

    Pool and Whirlpool Bath (Spa)

    Access to an above-ground or in ground pool or to a whirlpool tub (spa) deeper than 45 cm (18 inches) must be protected by a barrier (fence, guard rail and part of a building wall).

    Information regarding the installation of a pool (in French), 5,43 Mb

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    New provisions concerning residential swimming pools

    The government of Quebec announced amendments to the safety regulations(in French) pertaining to residential swimming pools.

    Pool owners must meet the applicable standards by no later than July 1, 2023. A permit issued by the Service de l'urbanisme is required.

    Other provisions apply to pools purchased after July 1, 2021 or purchased before July 1, 2021 and installed after September 30, 2021, specifically concerning the installation of fences and diving boards.

    The City of Laval is working to harmonize its regulations with the new provincial requirements. Between now and the entry-into-force of the new municipal regulations, the current regulations will continue to apply, in conjunction with the new provincial provisions.


    ​Swimming pools installed before November 1, 2010

    ​Compliance deadline for installations (pool, enclosure and other installation, etc.)*
    ​July 1, 2023
    ​Applicable municipal by-law
    L-280 (PDF, 94 KB, in French)

    The stricter provisions in this by-law continue to apply.

    Applicable provincial regulations(in French), as a complement to the municipal by-law

    Applicable with the following exemptions:

    2nd paragraph in section 4
    • Size of chain links on fencing and wooden laths, if applicable

    4th paragraph in section 7

    • One-metre buffer strip around an enclosure or pool (structures, fixed equipment – e.g., play module, niche – and nearby building windows)

    Section 8.1

    • Compliance with standard BNQ 9461-100 (residential pools with a diving board)

    ​Swimming pools installed between November 1, 2010 and July 30, 2021

    ​Compliance deadline for installations (pool, enclosure and other installations, etc.)*
    ​The installations must already be compliant.
    ​Applicable municipal by-law
    L-11807 (PDF, 49 KB, in French)

    The stricter provisions in this by-law continue to apply.

    Applicable provincial regulations(in French), as a complement to the municipal by-law

    Applicable with the following exemptions:

    2nd paragraph in section 4
    • Size of the chain links on fencing and wooden laths, if applicable

    4th paragraph in section 7

    • One-metre buffer strip around an enclosure or pool (structures, fixed equipment – e.g., play module, niche – and nearby building windows)

    Section 8.1

    • Compliance with standard BNQ 9461-100 (residential pools with a diving board)

    ​Swimming pools installed on or after July 1, 2021

    Compliance deadline for installations (pool, enclosure and other installation, etc.)*
    ​July 1, 2021
    ​Applicable municipal by-law

    L-11807 (PDF, 49 KB, in French)

    The stricter provisions in this by-law continue to apply.

    Applicable provincial regulations(in French), as a complement to the municipal by-law

    No exemption, except if the pool was purchased before July 1, 2021 and will be installed by no later than September 30, 2021.


    *You are required to get a permit from the City of Laval if your installations must be brought up to standard by July 1, 2023.

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    Apply for a permit

    Please read the entire procedure before proceeding.
    1. Save the permit/certificate application form (in French) to your computer.
    2. Complete the form and re-save it.
    3. Save all the other documents required separately (see the list on this form).
    4. ​Submit your application using the Electronic transmission of permit/certificate application​.
    ​Incomplete applications will be refused.

    ​If you don’t have a computer, you can submit your application in person by going to the self-service counter (on the ground floor at 1333, boulevard Chomedey), or by postal mail.

    Fees

    Permit fee: $50​

    Annual municipal tax (water tax) ​:

    • Above-ground pool: $35
    • ​​In-ground pool: $55​
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    Removing your pool 

    Above-ground

    If you have removed your above-ground pool and wish to receive a tax credit, please go to the Service de l'évaluation counter, located at the ground floor at 1333, boulevard Chomedey. Show proof of your tax account; you will be asked to sign a document and your assessment file will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that in order to get your tax credit your request must be made before June 1 of the current year. 

    You can also complete the Application to remove an above-ground pool from the municipal assessment roll (PDF, 740 KB, in French) and send it by email to sedci@laval.ca or by postal mail to the following address:

    Ville de Laval
    Service de l'évaluation (division résidentielle)
    1333 Boulevard Chomedey, suite 401
    P.O. box 422, Succursale Saint-Martin
    Laval QC H7V 3Z4

    In-ground

    ​When you receive your permit to demolish your in-ground pool, your evaluation file will be automatically updated. No further application is required.

    Tax credit

    Please note that in order to get your tax credit, your request must be made before June 1 of the current year. The procedure is the same for an in-ground pool or an above-ground pool.

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