- The fence should not have any horizontal or diagonal attachments that would facilitate climbing.
- The installation of the pool or its enclosure shall not alter the drainage pattern or grading of the property without the official approval from the City in the form of a permit.
- A temporary enclosure consisting of a chain link fence should be 4 ft high with openings smaller than 1.5 inches, with a maximum steel embedded t-bar post length of 10 ft. The fence shall be placed at least 4 ft away from the pool.
- A permanent enclosure shall also be placed at least 4 ft away from the pool.
- Once the permit is obtained, the fence must be erected before the pool is filled with water.
Now, there are different option materials you can use for pool fencing. In Markham, you’re typically looking at wood, metal or chain link fencing. Each option provides its own pros and cons, but if the bylaw is followed exactly, the deciding factors on the material chosen have little to do with the fence’s safety profile. All provide the necessary safety from potential drowning when installed properly. Therefore, you’ll be looking at other considerations such as: budget and privacy. Chain link fencing is the most affordable option to enclose a pool and hot tub areas. And if privacy from prying eyes is important to you, you might want to consider wood fencing.
Our Markham fence contractors have many years installing pool fencing for Markham residents. We know the swimming pool bylaw like the back of our hands, and we are quite familiar with the process starting from obtaining the permit to the what to do after the pool fence has been installed. Give us a call at Markham Fence to discuss your fencing options, and you’ll be enjoying your pool in no time.