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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Hardyston, Sussex County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

185-54Personal recreational facilities in residential zones.

[Amended 5-19-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04]

The following regulations shall apply to permanent and portable swimming pools, as defined by the construction code, tennis courts and similar personal recreation facilities:


Said use shall be erected on the same lot as the principal structure and shall require a construction permit.

Said use may be erected in the side and/or rear yard and shall be not less than 15 feet from any lot line.

Adequate screening, so as not to adversely affect adjoining properties, shall be required for said use if located within 20 feet of the property line.

Lighting which extends the hours of operation, other than in-pool lights, shall be prohibited.

In the case of swimming pools, all measurements shall be from the pool apron and provision for drainage shall be approved by the Construction Official as part of the construction permit.

The fee for temporary structures and structures for which volume cannot be computed, such as above-ground swimming pools and open structural towers, shall be $150. The fee for an in-ground swimming pool shall be $200. The fee for a storable pool shall be $55. These fees shall include all required pool enclosures. The fee for inspection of preexisting pools requiring inspection for compliance with the barrier requirements as defined in the building sub-code shall be $55.


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