Have A Backyard Pool? It Must Be Open By May 24th

Friday May 17th, 2019

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If you live in the City of Windsor and have a swimming pool on your property, did you know it must be open by May 24th?

In a statement distributed to the media on Friday, the City of Windsor is reminding property owners that Swimming Pool By-Law #160-2010 requires residential swimming pools to be in full operation no later than May 24th and remain in operation until September 1st to reduce mosquito breeding areas and the spread of West Nile virus.

The city also says that property owners must ensure proper winter pool covers are installed after September 1st for pools no longer in use. Pool covers are to be free from accumulation, stagnant water, and treated with appropriate pool chemicals to mitigate mosquito breeding in the fall.

Officials say violation of the bylaw could result in an Order to Comply directing compliance with the By-Law along with an administrative inspection fee of $260.00. The new fee was approved as part of the City’s 2019 budget in response to a growing number of complaints about pools.

The City of Windsor did not immediately return a request for comment from windsoriteDOTca News due to the Victoria Day long weekend.

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