Pool Regulations

Above Ground and In Ground Swimming Pools

  • The swimming pool must be at least 10 feet from the side yard property line, 10 feet from the rear yard property line, and 10 feet from the foundation of the house. This is measured from the water line.
  • The swimming pool must have a required safety barrier if the pool is less than 48 inches in height. Barrier requirements would include, but not be limited to, a minimum height of 48 inch self-closing locking gate(s) with a pull latch at a height of 54 inches minimum and required entry alarms. 
  • Any in ground swimming pool that has a dwelling or structure as part of the require safety barrier, ALL doors must have a UL 2017 water hazard entry alarm installed.
  • Any property with a septic system must contact the Health Department for the requirements on pool installations.
  • For corner lots, please call Inspection Services at 413-821-0632.
  • The Inspection Services Department reserves the right to be the definitive decision in any zoning matter.