Hot Tubs and Swimming Pools

We can help you with getting the right permits for your hot tub or swimming pool to ensure it is installed safely and meet the Land Use Bylaw.

Do I need a permit for my hot tub or swimming pool?

Hot tubs and swimming permits do require permits.

Types of permits required for hot tubs and swimming pools:

Type of Pool or Hot Tub

Permits Required

Above ground swimming pool

Building permit and electrical permit

In-ground swimming pool

Development permit, building permit and electrical permit

Hot tub

Building permit and electrical permit

Download the Hot Tub & Above Ground Swimming Pool Application Package

Download the In-Ground Swimming Pool Application Package

As part of your application you will need to submit:

  • Application forms
  • Site plan showing where you want to place the hot tub or pool, with distances to property lines and buildings on your property

You can apply for permits:

  • In person to Planning & Development Services. We are on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 10005 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan.
  • By email to: fortplanning@fortsask.ca

Fees

We price hot tub and swimming pool permits using the Fees & Charges Bylaw.

View the Planning & Development Fee Schedule

Where can I put the hot tub or swimming pool?

In most residential neighbourhoods, you can place your hot tub or pool as close as 1.0 m from your rear and side property lines.

If you live in our Residential Estate Lot (RE) district, you can place your hot tub or pool as close as 2.0 m from your rear and side property lines.

If you want to add any diving boards or slides, they must also meet those distances.

Please do not place your hot tub or pool over or on any easements or utility right of ways.

What else do I require to have a hot tub or swimming pool?

You will need either:

  • a fence that is 1.8 m (6.0 ft) tall that can't be climbed, OR
  • a lockable cover that can support an adult