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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements City of Trenton, Mercer County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


Any artificially constructed swimming bathing pool or tank, above or below the ground, whether permanently installed, portable, collapsible or otherwise, having either an inside structural depth in excess of 18 inches below the level of the surrounding ground, or in excess of 30 inches above the surface of the surrounding ground, or a surface area in excess of 120 square feet, or a capacity in excess of 1,400 gallons, constructed or maintained on any lot, as an accessory use, by any person for the use of themselves, or any member of their household, and guests. The term includes all buildings, structures, equipment and appurtenances thereto, subject to all requirements of this chapter.

315-238Swimming pools.

Private residential swimming pools shall be located in rear yards only and shall conform to required side and rear setbacks. No setback shall be less than six feet in Residential A and B-1 Districts and three feet in Residential B and MU Districts. Pools shall be surrounded by a fence at least four feet, but no more than six feet, in height.

In Residential B and MU Districts, aboveground pools shall be a minimum of two feet from the property line.


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