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What are the setback requirements for an in-ground pool?

Category: 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.

Updated 2/13/2012 11:56 AM
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