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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Kingwood, Hunterdon County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

132-55Swimming pools.

No private residential swimming pool shall be constructed or installed on any lot unless the lot contains a residence building. Pools shall be located in the side or rear yard area and shall meet the setback distances for accessory buildings as specified in Article III for each particular zoning district, except that in no case may a swimming pool be located closer than 15 feet to any lot line.

Swimming pools shall occupy no more than 75% of rear or side yard area in which they are located.

A private residential swimming pool area must be surrounded by a suitable fence and a self-latching gate at least four feet in height but no more than six feet in height if the pool is located in a side yard. If a pool is located in a rear yard, the fence may be of greater height than six feet.


The fee for installation of an in-ground swimming pool shall be $250, and for installation of an above-ground pool shall be $140. These fees are solely for pool construction and do not include fees for other necessary work, such as, by way of example, fees for installation of electrical or pool heaters.


The fee for fences required by code, surrounding all pools shall be a set fee of $50.


For more information on New Jersey pool fencing laws and regulations, or if you are interested in what designs work best around your pool, visit Carl’s at or call 732-504-3372.

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