Specifications for Pools

Note: All pools must have a protective barrier.

In Ground Pools
  • Electric permit is required for G.F.I., lights, and bonding.
  • **The National Electric Code (N.E.C.) is applied to all pools
  • **Due to the complexity of pool wiring, it is advisable to get the help of a licensed electrical contractor.
  • Building permit is required for the installation of a pool
  • Plumbing permit is required for gas piping and heater
  • Fire permit is required for a heater
  • Pool or yard must be enclosed by at least a 4 foot fence with a self-latching gate.
  • Engineering approval is required.
Above Ground Pools
  • Electric permit is required for a G.F.I., lights and bonding
  • Building permit is required for installation of pool
  • Plumbing and Fire permit required if pool is to be heated
  • A 4 foot (or higher) pool only requires a barrier around the stairs as long as the pool is not sunken into the ground. The pool must measure at least 4 feet above the level of the ground to meet the barrier requirements.
  • Engineering approval may be required.
Note: A removable ladder shall not constitute an acceptable alternative to the enclosure requirements.