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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Wall, Monmouth County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018


A swimming pool that is operated for profit and open to the public of to a limited number of members and their guests, upon payment of an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, annual or other fee or operated as a service rendered by a hotel, motel, or apartment development.


A swimming pool located on and accessory to a single-family lot with a residence on it, and said pool is utilized with no admission charges and not for the purpose of profit.

140-204Pools on single-family residential properties.

Pools on single-family residential properties shall be subject to the following regulations:

On residential properties on 20,000 square feet or less, a pool shall be set back in rear and side yard areas a minimum distance of five feet inclusive of pumps, filters, and other mechanical attachments.

On residential properties larger than 20,000 square feet, a pool shall be set back in rear and side yard areas a minimum distance of 10 feet inclusive of pumps, filters and other mechanical attachments.

One poolside cabana shall be permitted on a residential lot on which there exists a swimming pool pursuant to this chapter. Cabanas shall be no higher 16 feet and one story, shall be setback a minimum of 10 feet from the pool walls, and shall comply with the following additional requirements:

Lot Size

(square feet)

Maximum Cabana Size

(square feet)

Side and Rear Yard Setback


Up to 19,999 100 5
20,000 to 59,999 180 10
60,000 or more 220 25

All pools shall be enclosed by fencing pursuant to the 2006 International Residential Code and all revisions thereto.

[Amended 11-24-2009 by Ord. No. 27-2009]

No pool shall be constructed within 10 feet of any building foundation.

A temporary fence shall be installed and maintained when pool excavation has commenced. A permanent fence as required by this chapter shall be installed within 30 days of the completion of the first building inspection of the pool.


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