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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Borough of Netcong, Morris County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


Includes artificially constructed swimming pools or tanks, plastic or otherwise, established or maintained upon any premises by any individual for his own or his family’s use or for the use of guests of his household.

Swimming pools. Private residential pools are hereby permitted as an accessory in single-family residential zones. Before the issuance of a permit for the construction and occupancy of a pool is granted, all of the following regulations and standards must be complied with:


All pools shall be located only in rear yard areas.


Pools shall occupy no more than 25% of the rear yard area or a maximum of 800 square feet as measured along the surface of the water, whichever is smaller.


No edge of any pool shall be closer than 10 feet to any building or any lot line.


The rear yard area or some other smaller portion of the rear yard area shall be completely enclosed with fencing no less than four feet in height nor more than six feet in height in order to deny accidental access to the pool.


The pool may be lighted by both underwater and exterior lights, provided that all exterior lights are located so that the light is neither directed nor reflected upon adjacent properties. Standards used for exterior lighting shall not exceed 12 feet in height. All lighting shall comply with the applicable National Electrical Code and shall be placed in such a manner as not to be a nuisance or annoyance to neighboring properties.


No public amplifying shall be used with a private swimming pool.


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