Make the backyard swimming pool a safe environment for all citizens in Canada.
Installing an above ground or inground pool fence to help make and keep your pool safe from unwanted intrusion from children, pets or stray animals. All of our pool fence kits can easily be installed by home owners with little effort, and gate sections are available to make entry to the pool easy, while still minimizing unauthorized access. Provide peace of mind while your pool is unattended and make your backyard a safer place with pool fencing!
Safety is best served by having homeowners take ownership of whatever “layers of protection” measures that they are committed to using. Such approaches achieve greater compliance and have been successful in reducing child incidents.
Canadian municipalities are strongly recommended to enact By-laws that address backyard swimming pool enclosures.
From July 1st, 2023, every swimming pools built before the regulation came into effect in 2010 will no longer be grandfathered.
From July 1st, 2021, the following rules will apply to new installations for swimming pool enclosure:
- Chain link fences with a mesh size greater than 30 mm will need to be slatted.
- No structure or fixed equipment that can be used to climb over the wall of a swimming pool or enclosure shall be installed within 1 m of the pool or enclosure.
- Pool with diving boards shall be installed in accordance with BNQ Standard 9461-100 for the prevention of cervical spinal injuries related to diving accidents.
The regulation for the safety of residential swimming pool will now apply to all pools, regardless of when they were installed.
The objective of the Quebec government: Reduce drowning among children under five year of age.