A POOL IS A POOL, OR IS IT???
Although known for its pastoral setting filled with horses and cows it’s that time of year when Hunterdon County’s landscape is dotted with pools.
At first glance, a pool is a pool –but in code enforcement that is simply not the case. As of January 17, 2006 New Jersey adopted regulations to define exactly what a “pool” is and it may not be what you think.
Unfortunately, many of the pools you see as you drive the countryside require a permit from your local Building Department- That’s right!
All pools- regardless of their size –require a permit when they are capable of holding greater than 24” of water. Many of these so called “storable” pools most commonly
So be safe and contact your local Construction Department at (609) 397-3240 ext. 201 prior to installing any pool. It just may save you from being issued a violation and will certainly help protect the children of your community.
Phil Izzo, Delaware Township Construction Department.