Swimming Pools

All swimming pools over 24 inches deep require a building permit. An accurate site plan must be submitted with the application for a building permit. When submitting your application, please reference the City's Swimming Pool Guidelines (PDF). Swimming pools may be constructed/erected in rear yards only. Any wall of a swimming pool shall not be located less than six feet from any rear or side property line, or less than ten feet from any building.

Private Swimming Pool
Any structure that contains water over 24 inches in depth and which is used, or intended to be used, for swimming or recreational bathing in connection with an occupancy in Use Group R-3 and which is available only to the family and guests of the householder. This includes in-ground, above-ground, on-ground swimming and storable pools.

Storable Swimming or Wading Pool
Those that are constructed on or above the ground and are capable of holding water with a maximum depth of 48 inches made of molded polymeric walls or inflatable fabric walls, regardless of dimension.

Permit Fees
Above-ground pools incur a permit fee of $55. In-ground pools incur a permit fee of $100.

Code Compliance
In-ground, on-ground and above-ground swimming pools must comply with Chapter 42 and Appendix G of the 2012 International Residential Code, and with the following ANSI/NSPI (American National Standards Institute/National Spa and Pool Institute) standards:
  • ANSI/NSPI-5: Residential In-Ground Swimming Pools or ANSI/NSPI-4: Above-ground/On-ground Residential Swimming Pool
  • ANSI/NSPI-8: The Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs