Pool Regulations

Above Ground Pool Location


All pools must be 65 feet back from the front property marker and 10 feet from the side property line and 10 feet from the rear property line. It must also be at least 10 feet from the foundation of the house.

If the pool is not 65 feet back from the front property marker it must be at least 15 feet from the side property line and 20 feet from the rear property line.

Above Ground Pool Ladders


The ladder leading up to the pool must have a self-closing locking gate at the top of the stairs which swings out over the stairs, or a retractable ladder must have a locking device on it.

Removable ladders, or ladders that fold up, are not allowed by state law unless fenced in with required fencing and with a self-closing, locking gate.

Above Ground Pool Deck Attachment


A deck attached to an above ground pool must be at least 5 feet from the rear property line and 5 feet from the side property line as long as the pool is 65 feet back from the front property marker. If the pool is not 65 feet back from the front property marker the deck must then be 15 feet from the side line and 20 feet from the rear line.

In Ground Pool Location


The pool must be at least 10 feet from the side property lines, 10 feet from the rear property line and 10 feet from the foundation of the house. This is measured from the water line.

In Ground Pool Fence


The pool must be fenced in or the yard must be fenced in with self-closing locking gate.

Any pool which is not fenced in, around the immediate pool area, must have alarms at all doors leading out to the pool area

Septic System


Any property with a septic system, must contact the Health Department, for their requirements on pool installations.

Corner Lots


For Corner Lots, please call the office at 413-786-0400, ext. 8632.

Definitive Decisions


The Inspection Services Department reserves the right to be the definitive decision in any zoning matter.