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Applications for pools and hot tubs added to Cloudpermit

COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard

SCUGOG: Did you know the Township of Scugog’s by-law requires residents to get a Pool and Hot Tub permit?

A permit can cost up to $300, or more, if a permit requires a grading plan. You must include a site plan for the pool’s location, along with the filter and pump. This also includes setbacks from the property lines, fencing and your house.

It’s important to keep in mind, if you live in an ‘unassumed subdivision’, you will need to contact the builder to get a letter of approval, a final lot grading certificate and a pool permit agreement. The Township of Scugog needs this before they will give issue a permit for an in-ground or above-ground pool.

Before filling the pool with water, an inspection must be booked. This can be done by calling the By-Law Enforcement Office, at 905-985-7346, extension: 142.

You can also visit Cloudpermit and follow the steps in the instructional video on the Township’s website. The video is titled ‘How to book a building inspection’.

All pools, throughout Scugog Township, must be surrounded by a fence at least 1.5 metres tall. You can make the fence from wood, chain link or metal materials. If you have gates around your pool, please include self-latching and self-closing devices inside and outside.

An above-ground pool, with walls over 1.5 metres above grade, without allowance for climbing, may not need a fence.

Hot tubs have the same permit process and requirements as swimming pools.

But, hot tubs must have a solid cover which can hold approximately 90.7 kilograms (200 lbs) of pressure or more. The cover must also have a lock included.

Please visit the Scugog of Township website for more information about Cloudpermit, building applications, and more.

Hot tubs have the same permit process and requirements as swimming pools.

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