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Swimming Pool Enclosures

With some exceptions, the Town's Fence By-law requires the installation of fences around a swimming pool.

To apply for a Swimming Pool Enclosure permit, please follow these steps:

Step 1 - Application

The following items are required as part of the application:

1. Two copies of an accurately scaled site plan, prepared by a professional engineer, indicating the following:

  • Property lines with dimensions.
  • Legal description and municipal address of the property.
  • Existing buildings/structures, both above and below grade, labeled and complete with size / dimensions.
  • Proposed pool location.
  • Minimum dimensions from the proposed pool to house, fences, property lines, septic tank and tile bed and/or other structures on the property, as well as the elevation of the pool relative to the house and grade.
  • Existing and proposed fences (including lockable, self-closing gates). Indicate type and height of fences.
  • Existing drainage patterns.
  • Existing swales and easements (if any).
  • Proposed change in grading (if any). Please note that in certain cases rural lots may not require a professional plan.

2. A title search.

3. A completed Application for a Pool Enclosure Permit (pdf)

4. A cheque made payable to the Town of Caledon: 

  • $350.00 for inground or above gound swimming pool.

5. Any other approvals from external agencies such as

Step 2  - Collection of Pool Security and Permit Issuance

You will be contacted by Town staff when your permit is ready.

You will be provided a copy of the "Pool Enclosure Permit" as well as a placard.

The placard must be posted on your property.

A letter of credit for securities may be requested prior to a permit being issued. The security is collected to repair any lands or buildings damaged by the installation of the swimming pool and/or fence.

The amount of security required for an inground/on ground pool is $2,000.00 and $500.00 for an above ground pool.

For further information on the security, please contact the Town's Senior Financial Analyst at (905) 584-2272, ext. 4153.

Step 3 - Final Inspection and Release of Security

It is your responsibility as the homeowner to ensure a permit is issued before the installation takes place.

When the pool is complete, with fencing, please call the General Building Inspection Section at (905) 584-2272, ext. 4174 to book the final inspection.

Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

48 hours notice is required.

The homeowner must be home during the final inspection.

Upon final inspection we will confirm that no damages were caused as a result of the installation of the pool.

Once the inspection is passed, your security deposit will be refunded to you.

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