Updated as of June 2018
Application for permits for the construction and maintenance of any swimming pool, as defined in this chapter, shall be made to the Administrative Officer for a zoning permit (as well as to the Construction Code Official for the construction permit) by the owner of the property upon which it is to be constructed or by the contractor who will construct the same. The application shall be accompanied by duplicate sets of plans, specifications and plot plans of the property. The plot plan shall show the accurate location of the waterline of the proposed pool on the property, together with the location of decks, walkways around the pool, patios, pumps, filters, and any proposed accessory buildings. The plot plan shall also show the location, height, and type of all existing fencing or walks on the boundary lines of the property, together with the type and height of fencing or enclosure as may be required by this chapter.
Applicants shall pay a zoning permit fee as stated in Article XIII of this chapter for a permit to erect a swimming pool, as defined in Article II of this chapter, which permit fee shall be exclusive of any permit fees required under the Construction Code for the erection of the pool and any accessory structure or structures to be used in connection with such swimming pool.
Editor’s Note: See Ch. 92, Construction Codes, Uniform.
The Administrative Officer shall review the plans to insure compliance with various sections of this chapter as it relates to location of the pool and accessory buildings and structures, and the type, height, location, and safety of the required fence and gates.
No permit for a swimming pool, as defined in this chapter, shall be issued by the Administrative Officer or the Construction Code Official until the plans, specifications, and plot plan have been approved by the Health Officer and such approval has been properly certified on the above plans. Such approval must be directly obtained from the Health Officer by the applicant
Compliance with zoning.
No swimming pool, as defined by this chapter, or accessory building shall be erected or placed nearer to a street property line or nearer to a side or rear property line than would be allowed for accessory buildings in the respective zoning districts as set forth in Articles IV and V of this chapter and must be located in the rear yard of the property. Any pool or accessory building that is located closer than 10 feet from the main structure on a lot must meet the rear yard and side yard requirements in the zone in which it is located that apply to a main structure as they are considered part of that main structure.
Lot coverage and impervious coverage calculations must be provided by the applicant, and the appropriate zoning requirement must be met including the pool and other improvements.
Water supply. There shall be no physical connection between a public or private potable water supply system and such swimming pool at a point below the maximum water level of the swimming pool or to a recirculating or heating system of a swimming pool, unless such physical connection is so installed and operated that no pool water can be discharged or siphoned into a potable water supply system.
Water purity. The physical, chemical and bacterial qualities of the water in swimming pools shall comply with the latest requirements made by the American Public Health Association and by the New Jersey State Department of Health.
Swimming pools regulated by this chapter shall be so designed and constructed as to facilitate emptying and cleaning, and shall be maintained and operated in such manner as to be clean and sanitary at all times. The inlet of the pool shall be so located and spaced as to secure satisfactory dispersion of inflowing water throughout the pool, and to permit draining, cleaning and disinfecting of the bottom and sides.
No swimming pool shall be constructed so that its drain outlet shall connect in any manner to any sanitary sewerage disposal system.
All swimming pools, as defined by this chapter, shall be enclosed by a substantial fence no less than 48 inches in height nor higher than 72 inches above the finished grade. In the case of an aboveground pool meeting the definition of a swimming pool, said minimum forty-eight-inch high fence must be on the ground around the pool or must be above the top edge of the pool. The walls of an aboveground pool shall not be considered a fence for the purposes of this section. All fencing must also comply with § 135-96 of this chapter.
Said fence shall be constructed so as to prevent any person from gaining access beneath or through it and in such a manner that erosion will not cause openings at the bottom of the fence sufficient in size for access.
Said fence shall have a similarly substantial gate of the same height as the fence, with facilities for locking said gate when the pool is unguarded. Said swimming pool gate shall be closed at all times, except when open for the purpose of ingress and egress, and when said swimming pool is unguarded or unattended, said gate shall be kept locked.
Said fence shall be continuously maintained to meet all the above requirements as long as the pool exists. The Administrative Officer and/or the Health Officer is authorized to issue a notice requiring compliance with the above. Failure to comply in five days will subject the pool owner to penalties as provided in this chapter as well as revocation of the pool permits as provided in this section.
Lighting. No artificial lighting shall be maintained or operated in connection with any swimming pool, as defined by this chapter, in such manner as to be a nuisance or annoyance to neighboring properties.
General improvements and enforcement.
Any nuisance which may exist or develop in or in consequence of or in connection with any swimming pool, as defined by this chapter, shall be abated and/or removed by the owners within a reasonable time.
Whenever any swimming pool, as defined by this chapter, by reason of mechanical defects or lack of supervision is, in the opinion of the Board of Health, polluted and detrimental to health, it shall be summarily closed.
Owners or persons in possession of swimming pools, as defined by this chapter, shall allow the Health Officer and/or Administrative Officer and/or the Construction Code Official access to inspect said pool and the appurtenances at any time it may be required by the Board of Health or the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Haddonfield.
The Board of Health may cause any swimming pool, as defined by this chapter, to be inspected for compliance with the Plumbing Code of the Borough of Haddonfield.
Editor’s Note: See Ch. 92, Construction Codes, Uniform.
Any accessory building such as locker rooms, bathhouses, cabanas, shower rooms, toilets, and runways or any other physical facility or equipment incident to the maintenance and operation of any of the above-described shall be in conformance with the rules and regulations of both the Board of Health and the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Haddonfield.