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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements City of Pleasantville, Atlantic County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


A swimming pool that is operating for profit and open to the public or to a limited number of members and their guests upon payment of an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, annual or other fee, or operated as a service rendered by a hotel, motel or apartment development whose units are rented to transient or permanent residents, and having appropriate dressing room facilities, recreational facilities and off-street parking areas.


A swimming pool, whether portable or fixed, located on a lot whose principal use is one or more dwelling units, and including all buildings, structures and equipment appurtenant thereto, where such swimming pool is used as an accessory to the dwelling(s) and is utilized with no admission charges and not for the purpose of profit.

Subject to the provisions of the International Building Code, fences enclosing swimming pools shall be a minimum of four feet in height and fitted with a self-closing, self-locking gate to prevent unauthorized or accidental entry or unauthorized use of the swimming pool. Such fencing may be erected so as to enclose only the swimming pool, in which case the height of the fence shall be six feet, the yard in which the pool is located or the entire property.


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