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Swimming Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Waterford, Camden County

June 12, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

 176-93Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.

For the purpose of this section the term “pool” shall include on-ground, in-ground swimming pools, whirlpools, hot tubs and spas.

No commercial pool shall be constructed or installed unless approved by the appropriate 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.

No private outdoor pool shall be installed on any lot unless said lot contains a residence and said pool shall be accessory to such residence. A pool may be installed on a contiguous lot in common ownership with the lot containing the residence.

Pools shall be set back a minimum of 10 feet from all side and rear property lines and shall not be located in a front yard. In the case of properties having frontage on more than one street, 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 current requirements of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, an outdoor private pool shall be provided with a fence, a wall, a building wall or a combination thereof which completely surrounds it and obstructs access to it.[1]


Editor’s Note: Amended at time of adoption of Land Use Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

All filter systems shall be enclosed or separated to prevent use as an access to the pool.

The location of pools shall not interfere with access to any building or the operation of any on-lot water supply, waste disposal system, or drainage easement.

Pools shall be constructed and operated in accordance with all applicable health, safety and sanitary regulations for water filtration, circulation and treatment.

Pools shall conform with the requirements of this chapter regarding fencing and outdoor lighting.

131-6Height limitations.

Rear yards. No fence shall be more than six feet in height at the rear of homes and buildings and shall not extend forward of the front building line of any existing or proposed dwelling.

Front yards. No fence shall be higher than 48 inches in any front yard.

Swimming pool fences shall comply with BOCA Article 616.9[1] or any subsequent revision.


Editor’s Note: For current provisions see Section 421.0, Swimming Pools, of the 1993 BOCA National Building Code.

Horse fence. Fence for horses shall not extend beyond the rear wall of any residence on a public street and shall be no more than six feet in height.

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