FAQ – Swimming Pools

1. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?

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Yes. The State Building Code defines a swimming pool as any structure that contains water over 24 inches (610 mm) in depth and which is used, or intended to be used, for swimming or recreational bathing.

2. Are there setback requirements?

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Yes. A swimming pool must be set back a minimum of 10 feet to the water line from the side and rear lines.

3. Is a fence required?

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Yes. A fence at least 4 feet high (for a residential pool), with a self-closing and self-latching gate. If the wall of the house serves as part of the enclosure, any doors leading from the house to the pool must be alarmed.