A proposed city bylaw in Guelph, Ont., could result in several new safety measures for backyard pools and hot tubs. According to a Guelph Today report, the mandate looks to replace a 25-year-old bylaw and would require fencing around new inground and above-ground pools, hot tubs, and fence replacements.
In an attempt to make backyard fire regulations clearer and more simplified, the City of Owen Sound, located in the northern area of southwestern Ontario, has updated its 10-year-old open-air burning bylaw.
The city of Vaughan, Ont., located north of Toronto, has amended its licensing bylaws to add new business categories, including pool installers, landscapers, and fence installers to perform work within the city.
After delaying the vote on a new isolated pool fence bylaw in Hamilton this past April, city councillors reconvened and voted against changing the rules that would have affected new residential pool installations in 2017.