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What are the specifications for installing an in-ground pool?

In-ground pools are required to have a minimum seven foot setback between all property lines and the water's edge. A minimum four foot wide landscape buffer in the form of grass, shrubs or trees shall be provided between the pool structure and the side and rear lot lines.

Filters and other mechanical equipment associated with the operation of the pool are not permitted within the seven foot setback.

Pools shall be located in rear yards only.  A minimum distance from the nearest portion of the principal building to the closest portion of the swimming pool structure should not be less than five feet.  A pool may be constructed closer than five feet to an open deck which is attached to the principal building.

In-ground swimming pools shall require a grading plan showing existing and proposed grades and the proposed flow of surface drainage.  The plan is to be presented with the application.  The plan must also show the location of the proposed pool and any appurtenances and must be signed and sealed by a New Jersey Professional Engineer.
Updated 8/5/2010 12:28 PM
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