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Outdoor pools & hot tubs/spas
On January 1, 2024, the new Manitoba Building, Plumbing, Energy and Fire Codes will be in effect. See the 2024 construction codes implementation bulletin to learn about how the new codes will apply to your project.
Le 1er janvier 2024, les nouveaux codes du bâtiment, de la plomberie, de l’énergie et de la prévention des incendies du Manitoba entreront en vigueur. Consultez le bulletin sur la mise en œuvre des codes de construction de 2024 pour savoir comment les nouveaux codes s’appliqueront à votre projet.
Is a permit required?
Yes, a development permit is required.
All outdoor pools, hot tubs/spas and any other structure capable of containing 600 mm (2’-0”) or more of water requires a development permit as per the Winnipeg Zoning By-law. Zoning and development permit approval must be obtained prior to building permit application.
Yes, a building permit is required.
All outdoor pools, hot tubs/spas and any other structure capable of containing 600 mm (2’-0”) or more of water requires a building permit as per the Winnipeg Building By-law.
Review the development and building permit process to help navigate application requirements.
- ensure you have obtained prerequisite zoning and development permit approval, where required for your project
Note: New outdoor pools and hot tubs/spas in new greenfield subdivisions with prior development agreements on title do not require prerequisite development permit approval if submitted at the same time as the new home application. In this case, your development permit will be processed as part of your combined development/building permit application.
To apply for a building permit, provide the following documentation. Refer to the permit application for detailed information that must be included in each document.
- Outdoor pools and hot tubs/spas building permit application form
(not required if owner is the applicant)
Note: For greenfield locations, provide a Letter of Authorization instead of the Owner Statement
- Declaration form (if you have a prerequisite development permit)
- Site plan
Building plans for in-ground pools:
- structural drawings, sealed by an engineer
- Professional designer's certificate for housing
Building plans for hot tubs/spas on existing decks:
- construction plans of deck and specifications, including dry weight and water capacity
- Electrical installations
Note: A separate electrical permit is required for all outdoor pools and hot tubs/spas.
- Plumbing installations
- Development permits
How to apply
Please ensure you have gathered all required documentation before applying.
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