This website is brought to you by Carl's Fencing & Decking powered by logo

Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Lower, Cape May County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


Portable pools shall not be subject to the requirements of this chapter and shall mean those pools which are not otherwise permanently installed; do not require water filtration, circulation and purification; do not exceed a water surface area of 100 square feet; and do not require braces or supports.


Includes artificially constructed pools, whether located above or below the ground, having a depth of more than 18 inches and/or water surface of 100 square feet or more; designed and maintained for swimming and bathing purposes by an individual for use by members of his household and guests and which is located on a lot as an accessory use to the detached dwelling and shall include all buildings, structures, equipment and appurtenances thereto.


Any artificially constructed pool other than a private residential swimming pool designed to be used collectively by persons for swimming and bathing purposes, including pools designed as part of any hotel or motel use or any cluster residential development. Public swimming pools shall be further classified into types in accordance with their particular use and shall meet the appropriate design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.

400-38Swimming pools.

[Amended by Ord. No. 82-2]

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 side or rear yard areas only, shall occupy no more than 75% of the yard area in which it is located and shall meet the setback distances for accessory buildings as specified in Article IV for each particular zoning district

A private residential swimming pool when installed below ground must be surrounded by a suitable fence with a self-latching gate at least four feet, but no more than six feet, in height.

All swimming pools shall meet the appropriate design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.


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.

Comments are closed.