The provincial Residential Swimming Pool Safety Regulations have been amended and take effect on July 1, 2021.
New standards and provisions will apply to any existing swimming pool, regardless of its date of installation. In certain situations, this by-law provides a period for homeowners to bring their installation into compliance.
The regulations are available on the Internet: mamh.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/securite-des-piscines-residentielles
Do you want to assess whether your installation is compliant? Do you want to know the criteria to meet before purchasing a swimming pool? Complete the self-assessment form that is appropriate for the type of installation desired:
- Inground pool
- Semi-inground pool
- Above ground pool with wall 1.2 meters or more in height
- Removable swimming pool with a wall of 1.4 meters or more in height
- Above-ground pool with a wall less than 1.2 meters high
- Removable swimming pools with walls less than 1.4 meters high
To find out more about the safety measures to be observed when setting up a residential swimming pool or for an existing installation, visit quebec.ca/piscinesresidentielles.
For more information on drownings and other water-related deaths in Quebec, please click here.
For more information on how to prevent drowning at home, visit the site de la campagne Baignade parfaite de la Société de sauvetage (in french only).