Updated as of June 2018
No swimming pool and hot tub, spa or Jacuzzi shall be erected nor constructed on any lands in the Township of Long Beach, County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Code Enforcement Officer of the Township of Long Beach.
Swimming pools constructed in beach dune area not to be attached to structure. Any swimming pool to be constructed in the beach dune area, as that area is defined in Chapter 51, Beaches, or in any area designated on the Federal Insurance Rate Map of Long Beach Township as any V Zone shall have the bottom of its lowest supporting girders meet or exceed the base flood elevation as established on such Federal Insurance Rate Map. Construction of the supporting girders and pilings shall meet the construction standards and piling requirements contained in §§ 64-10 through 64-12 and shall further meet all construction and elevation standards contained in Chapter 94, Flood Damage Prevention, of the Code. The pilings shall comply with the requirements contained in § 64-10 and shall be so placed and affixed at the lowest exterior level of the pool bowl that, in the event all sand is washed out from under the pool structure, it shall remain fully supported by the pilings and supporting girders and further, in the event of floodwaters rising above the bottom of the pool, flotation of the pool structure, even when empty, shall not occur.
Excavations, footings and foundations. Any swimming pool to be constructed in the Township of Long Beach in the area designated as the A and the AO Zones on the Federal Insurance Rate Map of Long Beach Township shall be constructed in such manner as to be supported by pilings which shall comply with the requirements contained in §64-10 of the Code of the Township of Long Beach. The pilings shall be so placed and affixed so that for concrete pools they are located at the lowest exterior level of the swimming pool bowl and for fiberglass pools in such manner, as approved by the Long Beach Township Building Department, so that in the event that all of the sand is washed out from under the pool structure, it shall remain fully supported, and further, in the event of floodwaters rising above the bottom of the pool, floatation of the pool structure shall not occur
Engineer’s certification required.
No permit shall be issued for any swimming pool in the Township of Long Beach except upon first application having been duly made to the Code Enforcement Officer accompanied by an engineer’s drawing, certified by a licensed engineer, licensed by the State of New Jersey, that the proposed construction complies in all respects with the ordinances of the Township of Long Beach and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations and the National Flood Insurance Program regulations.
The certification and plans shall further certify and demonstrate that the pilings to be utilized are of sufficient strength to support the pool when filled with water with all sand removed from beneath the pool structure and are of sufficient length and depth in the ground to support the pool in the event of a hundred-year storm flood washout as that term is defined in the National Flood Insurance Program regulations.
The engineer’s certification and plans shall further demonstrate that the pool is sufficiently firmly affixed to the piling and supporting members to prevent its flotation in the event of floodwaters rising around the pool when it is not filled with water.
The engineer’s certification shall further certify that the installation of the pool will not result in any increased potential for flood damage and particularly, when the pool is to be located in the beach dune area, as that term is defined in Chapter 51, Beaches, that the disturbance of the dune will not result in an increased potential for flood damage during the hundred-year flood as defined by the National Flood Insurance Program regulations or any lesser flood.
The application shall further contain a survey performed by a licensed land surveyor, showing the location of all buildings, fences and improvements on a lot on which it is proposed to construct a swimming pool. The survey shall, in addition, show the location of all overhead wires on the property.
The application shall be accompanied by an application fee in the amount of $50.
Editor’s Note: For current fees, see Ch. 82, Fees, Licenses, Bonds and Permits.
No permit shall be issued for any pool and no pool shall be constructed which:
In any way increases the potential for flood damage to the property on which it is located or adjacent properties.
Is located within any setback lines on the property as required by Chapter 205, Zoning, with the following exceptions: No in-ground swimming pool located less than five feet from a principal structure on a lot or within the approved building envelope shall be permitted unless certified by a New Jersey licensed professional engineer or architect.
Is located in such location that any overhead electrical wires cross over the pool, with the following exceptions: No in-ground swimming pool located less than five feet from a principal structure on a lot or within the approved building envelope shall be permitted unless certified by a New Jersey licensed professional engineer or architect.
Is located with the highest point of its coping higher than one foot above the average level of the lot measured five feet away from the highest point of the coping. If the said highest point of the coping exceeds by a height of one foot the average level of the lot measured five feet from the highest point of the coping, the pool may not be constructed without the area of the pool and of the deck, pavers, concrete, wood or other material and the coping being counted in lot coverage for purposes of calculating lot coverage pursuant to the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Long Beach.
Editor’s Note: See Ch. 205, Zoning.
In no event may the pool, coping, deck, pavers, concrete, wood or other material be exempt from being counted as “impervious lot coverage” pursuant to § 205-56 of this Code.
No hot tub shall be installed on any roof deck which exceeds the maximum building height as required by Chapter 205, Zoning.
No hot tub shall be installed on any deck or roof deck closer than three feet to any guardrail.
A fence surrounding the perimeter of any swimming pool and adjacent walk shall be a chain-link-type fence or a comparable type fence which will provide an unobstructed view of the enclosed area and which shall be equipped with a self-locking gate. The height of the fence shall be not less than four feet and shall not exceed the height permitted by § 205-51. The fence shall enclose the pool and deck or patio which surrounds the pool, if any.
The permit and specifications required in this chapter shall not be required for an aboveground vinyl-lined pool not exceeding four feet in depth and not exceeding a capacity of 3,000 gallons of fresh water, nor shall they be required for an aboveground spa or Jacuzzi having a capacity not in excess of 600 gallons or installed in the yard or on a platform not exceeding 12 inches above the finished grade of the lot.