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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements City of Millville, Cumberland County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

30-139Swimming pools.

The following standards and regulations shall apply to swimming pools:

Private swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.

[Amended 7-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-2007; 10-21-2008 by Ord. No. 29-2008]


Open pools, hot tubs and spas in excess of 24 inches deep or having the ability to hold 24 inches of water or more and either below grade or above grade shall be considered as accessory uses for the purpose of zoning and building permits and regulations. For the purpose of this chapter, swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, exclusive of patio area, shall not be considered in lot coverage calculations. Setbacks for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs shall comply with the setbacks in the Schedules of District Regulations.[1]


Editor’s Note: Said schedules are included at the end of this chapter.


Swimming pool, spa and hot tub enclosures shall comply with Section 3109 of the International Building Code in effect at the time of the submission of the permit.


All swimming pools shall be provided with a filtering system utilizing chlorinated water, meeting New Jersey State Department of Health requirements or standards.


All swimming pools shall drain in conformance to a system approved by the City Engineer.

Semipublic and public swimming pools and swimming clubs. Semipublic and public swimming pools and swimming clubs operated on a nonprofit, annual membership basis shall be permitted as indicated in the Schedules of District Regulations, provided that:


Proof is furnished to the Zoning Officer that the proposed use is a bona fide nonprofit activity organized solely for the use and enjoyment of the membership.


The parcel involved in the use shall contain at least three acres and shall have 200 feet of highway frontage.


No more than a total of 20% of the lot shall be covered by structures, paved parking areas and the pool together with its adjoining hard-surfaced areas.


No part of the pool, accompanying hard-surfaced area or other supporting structures or activity area shall be located within 75 feet of a property line, or less than 300 feet from the nearest dwelling.


The maximum membership of the club shall be fixed at the time of application and shall be commensurate with the size of the parcel and the scale and facilities contemplated. No expansion of the membership shall take place subsequently without supplemental application to and approval of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.


Any pool established in connection with public swimming clubs shall be constructed and operated according to the requirements of N.J.S.A. 26:3-69 through 26:3-69.6, as amended and supplemented. The above-mentioned regulations, commonly known as the “Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey, 1970,” is hereby adopted by reference. A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof.


All pools shall be surrounded on all sides by a yard 25 feet in width, exclusive of parking area.


All pools shall have permanent and direct access to a public street.


All pools shall be surrounded by a fence at least six feet in height, the entrance to which shall be kept locked when an attendant is not present.


All lot boundaries shall be screened in accordance with the screening provisions of § 30-155 of this chapter.


Adequate parking shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of §§ 30-137 and 30-171 of this chapter.


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