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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Mannington, Salem County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


A public or privately owned pool open to the public on an annual membership basis, having dressing rooms, off-street parking and other appropriate accessory facilities.


A noncommercial, privately owned pool constituting an accessory use to a residential unit or units and located on the same lot therewith. A wading pool with a depth of less than 18 inches and portable swimming devices located above ground level, with an area of less than 125 square feet and a water depth of less than three feet, temporary in character and constructed of material other than concrete or masonry shall not be deemed a swimming pool.

70-44Swimming pools.

Swimming pools shall be permitted as an accessory use to a residential unit in accordance with the following standards:


The swimming pool shall not be located in the front yard and shall be setback at least 20 feet from any side or rear property lines.


Any portion of the perimeter of a private swimming pool that does not abut the principal dwelling or accessory building must be surrounded by a suitable fence at least five feet but less than seven feet in height to prevent access by small children or pets. The fence shall be within 15 feet of the sides of the swimming pool.


Any lighting used to illuminate a swimming pool shall be so directed and shielded to prevent glare on adjacent properties.

All swimming pools shall be constructed to the design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.

70-60Private or public swimming clubs.



Private and public swimming clubs shall be operated on a nonprofit, annual membership basis. Proof shall be furnished that the proposed use is a bona fide nonprofit activity organized solely for the use and enjoyment of the membership.


The maximum membership of the club shall be fixed at the time of application and shall be commensurate with the size of the parcel and the scale and facilities contemplated. No expansion of the membership shall take place subsequently without supplemental application to and approval by the Planning/Zoning Board.

Design standards.


The parcel involved shall have a minimum lot size of three acres and shall have at least 200 feet of frontage.


No more than 25% of the lot shall be covered by impervious surfaces.


The pool, accessory structures and all accessory uses (including parking) shall not be located within 75 feet of any property line. All boundaries shall be screened as required by the site plan review design requirements.


All pools shall be surrounded by a fence at least six feet in height, the entrance to which shall be kept locked when the facility is unattended.


Any pool established in connection with public swimming clubs shall be constructed and operated according to the requirements of N.J.A.C. 8:26-1.1 et seq.

[Amended 7-31-2000 by Ord. No. 00-03]


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