What is considered a hot tub or swimming pool?

Swimming Pool is defined as a structure, basin or tank containing an artificially created pool of water that is used for swimming, recreation, bathing, diving, wading, healing or therapy, rituals or other purposes, and includes all buildings, equipment, and facilities used in connection with it.

A hot tub or swimming pool will require a Building Permit

Contact a Building Safety Codes Officer and a Development Officer to find out what permits are required for an in-ground swimming pool.  Due to the rarity of these in Grande Prairie, it will be best to discuss design plans for your proposed pool.

For information related to the Land Use Bylaw and what is required from Development Permitting, please see below.

Do I need a development permit?

No, a development permit is not required for a swimming pool or hot tub.  You may require a development permit for the deck or gazebo constructed in conjunction with the swimming pool or hot tub.

Lot Grading Permit

Any in-ground hot tub or swimming pool may require a lot grading permit; please contact Engineering Services at lotgrading@cityofgp.com for more information.

For information related to Building Code and what is required from Inspection Services, please see below.



Alberta One Call

If you are planning to disturb the ground, find out where the buried utilities are on your property as part of your planning process.

Whether you are landscaping, building a new fence or deck, or simply planting a garden, disturbing the ground on your property can cause damage to a buried utility. Some utilities are buried mere centimetres below the surface. For more information, contact Alberta One Call at 1-800-242-3447 or at www.albertaonecall.com

This is a general guide and has no legal status. It cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws and policies currently in effect. The City of Grande Prairie accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information.