Updated as of June 2018
All pools installed and used in connection with other than one-family and two-family dwellings.
A swimming pool that is not permanently installed and meets all of the following criteria: does not require water filtration, circulation and purification; does not exceed 24 inches in depth; does not exceed a water surface of 250 square feet; and does not require braces or supports.
A pool, other than a portable swimming pool, that is located on a lot principally used for dwelling units by one or two housekeeping units, and including all buildings, structures, and equipment appurtenant thereto.
Fences around swimming pools shall meet the requirements as established in the Swimming Pool Safety Devices section of the New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code.
A code regulating and controlling the location and construction, alteration and operation of public recreational bathing places, the issuance of permits to locate and construct, alter or operate public recreational bathing places and declaring and defining certain swimming pools and hot tubs/spas as nuisances and fixing penalties for violations is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:26-1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed to and made a part of this chapter without the inclusion of the text herein.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the “Public Recreational Bathing Code of New Jersey (1991)”.
Three copies of the Public Recreational Bathing Code of New Jersey (1991) have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and the office of the Secretary to the Department of Health and Welfare for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall locate and construct, alter or operate a swimming pool or hot tub/spa until permits therefor have been issued by the Code Enforcement and Health Department.
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter a swimming pool or hot tub/spa: refer to code enforcement fees.
A permit to operate a commercial swimming pool as part of a swim club, hotel, motel, health club or other commercial facility; or as part of a homeowners’ association, condominium association to townhouse association, will be issued by the Health Department following a complete inspection.
The fees shall be as follows for seasonal operations:
Regulation swimming pool: $100 per pool.
Wading pool: $50 per pool.
Spa/hot tubs: $50 per unit.
The fees shall be as follows for annual operations:
Regulation swimming pool: $200 per pool.
Wading pool: $100 per pool.
Spa/hot tubs: $50 per unit.
Expiration. Permits issued for the operation of a swimming pool or hot tub/spa shall expire annually on December 31 of each year, and application for renewal thereof shall be submitted together with the required fee prior to December 1 of each year except for seasonal operations (four months or less per year). These seasonal permits shall be issued no earlier than May 15 and expire no later than September 15.
Denial or suspension. Permits required by this chapter may be denied or suspended by the Health Officer or the Department of Health and Welfare for failure to comply with this chapter. The Department of Health and Welfare shall make the final decision concerning the suspension or denial of a permit.