New Tecumseth councillors are expected tonight to approve an amendment
to the fence bylaw that will exempt outdoor hot tubs from requiring the
Currently, hot tubs are grouped in with swimming pools "an outdoor body
of water contained in part or in whole by artificial means, which holds
water in excess of 0.5 metres (18 inches in depth which is located on
private property." In such an instance, a minimum four foot high fence
is required around the pool.
The amendment proposed on tonight's council agenda pulls hot tubs from
the definition, "provided they are enclosed by a lockable cover to
prevent access when not in use."