The Corporation of The City of London
June 19, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City to conduct swimming pool fence by-law enforcement blitz
Municipal Law Enforcement Officers will be conducting an enforcement blitz of
the Swimming Pool Fence By-law for the next two weeks.
The focus of the blitz will be on pool fencing, including temporary fencing
which is required during all phases of construction of a pool installation
"With the school year ending we can expect summer activities to be in full swing
and this includes the activities of the backyard swimming pool," said Orest
Katolyk, Manager of Licensing and Municipal Law Enforcement Services. "We want
to ensure pool owners are in compliance with the Pool Fence By-law to keep
children safe around these pools."
Infractions of the Pool Fence By-law could result in a fine of $350 plus costs.
In addition to fines, in extreme cases the City hires a private contractor to
install or fix temporary fencing where there is none, or where the existing
fence fails to meet the by-law requirements.
More information about the Pool Fence By-law can be found at