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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Medford, Burlington County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


A facility constructed above or below the ground, having a depth of more than two feet and/or water surface of 100 square feet or more, and designed and maintained for swimming purposes.

529Swimming Pools.

[Ord. No. 1992-1 § 2]

No private swimming pool shall be installed on any lot unless said lot shall contain a residence and said pool shall be accessory to the residence and meet the setback requirements for accessory buildings in the district in which it is located, except that if the pool is located in the front yard, the pool shall be set back at least the same distance from the street line as required for the principal building. There shall be no minimum distance requirement between the pool and principal building.

In accordance with the requirements of the most current edition of the “BOCA National Building Code,” an outdoor private swimming pool, including an in-ground, above-ground or on-ground pool, hot tub or spa shall be provided with a barrier (i.e., a fence, a wall, a building wall or a combination thereof which completely surrounds the swimming pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool).

No commercial swimming pool shall be constructed or installed unless approved by the Board as part of a site plan approval. All swimming pools, spas, whirlpools and hot tubs shall be 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, the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, or the Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey, latest edition, whichever is more stringent.


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