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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Monroe, Gloucester County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


A structure artificially constructed in the ground, not fully within a building, which provides recreational facilities for swimming, bathing or wading and all buildings, equipment and appurtenances thereto. It shall not include natural outdoor ponds, rivers or lakes.

175-145Swimming pools.

No private residential pool shall be installed on any lot unless said lot shall contain a residence and said pool shall be accessory to the residence. Swimming pools shall not be located in the front yard. The pool shall be set back a minimum distance of 10 feet from any rear or side lot line, and a minimum distance of 35 feet from any public right-of-way line. The required setback shall be measured from the property line and/or right-of-way line to the nearest inside face of the swimming pool at its waterline.

[Amended 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. O-8-2003]

Pools shall otherwise be installed, operated and used in accordance with other health and safety ordinances regarding water filtration, circulation and treatment, fencing, noise and lighting.

The requirements of Subsection A above notwithstanding, all swimming pools, except those located on a single-family detached residential lot or two-family attached residential lot, shall comply with the requirements of § 175-146J(9)(b).

[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. O-8-2003]

The construction of private residential in-ground swimming pools shall comply with the lot grading and drainage requirements included in § 175-117.1 of this chapter.

[Added 4-27-2004 by Ord. No. O-13-2004]


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