Swimming Pools

Complete the Permit Application, Pool Permit Supplement and Requirements form, and complete and have notarized the Swimming Pool Fencing Agreement (original, signed and notarized form is required). Submit all completed forms with your plan and the property survey (see requirements) for review.

Fence Requirements: Section 22-21. Fences

  1. All private swimming pools shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height, which shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes or gaps larger than four inches in vertical or horizontal direction, except for doors and gates. The fence shall be of a type not readily climbed by children. A dwelling or accessory building may be used as part of such enclosure. An above-ground pool with a wall greater than four feet in height does not require a fence if the wall cannot be readily climbed by children.
  2. All gates or doors opening through such enclosure shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the gate or door securely closed at all times when not in actual use and be provided with hardware for permanent locking devices, except that the door of any dwelling which forms a part of the enclosure need not be so equipped. Pool gates shall be locked when the pool is not in use.
  3. When it is necessary to fill the pool prior to the installation of the required fencing, a temporary fence (such as snow fence) may be installed in a substantial manner; with the approval of the building official. The maximum time allowed for a temporary fence shall be thirty (30) days.
  4. Fences must comply with fence ordinance Chapter 6, Article IV, of this Code.

A pool cover is not acceptable in lieu of a fence.

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