Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs
A BUILDING PERMIT IS REQUIRED for swimming pools and hot tubs that exceed 600 millimeters (mm) (23.5 inches) in depth.
A fence, building wall or enclosure at least 1.8 metres (6 feet) in height must be constructed around a private outdoor swimming pool. The gate to access the swimming pool must be the same height as the fence, lockable, have a self-closing device and a self-latching device that is at least 1.5 metres (5 feet) high on the inside of the gate.
A fence and gate are not required for a private exterior hot tub provided:
(1) the widest portion of the water's surface is not more than 2.4 metres (8 feet).
(2) the cover can support an adult walking across it when it is closed and has a lockable device.
(3) the cover is in place and locked at all times when not in use.
Obtaining a Permit
To obtain a permit, submit a written application on the prescribed form, accompanied with the required plans, and pay the prescribed fee. The following information should be provided:
(1) A site plan drawn to scale showing:
(a) the lot size and location of any existing buildings on the lot.
(b)the location and dimensions of the proposed swimming pool / hot tub and the distances from the property line.
(2) Detailed construction plans of the swimming pool/hot tub.
Building Permit applications are available at City Hall or you can view the Building Permit Application (PDF).
The fee for a building permit is $165.00 plus a Safety Code Council levy of 4% of the permit fee. If any variance to the Land Use Bylaw are required, a development permit and associated fees will also be needed.
Completed application forms can be dropped off between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at:
City of Brooks
201 - 1 Avenue West
(1) Final Inspection - Upon completion of the project.
Call Park Enterprises at 1-800-621-5440 or 403-329-3747 to schedule an inspection. Or, book an inspection online by visiting the Inspections website.
A development permit may also be required. Please contact the City to determine if a development permit is required for your proposed work.
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF BROOKS AS A PUBLIC SERVICE AND HAS NO LEGAL STATUS.