Township of Mount Laurel, NJ
Burlington County
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[Added 4-18-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-4; amended 12-20-1982 by Ord. No. 1982-40; 12-1-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-30]
Pools used for swimming or bathing shall be in conformity with the requirements of this article; provided, however, that these regulations shall not be applicable to any such pool less than 24 inches deep or having a surface area less than 250 square feet, except when such pools are permanently equipped with a water-recirculating system or involve structural materials. For purposes of this article, pools are classified as "private swimming pools" or "public and semipublic swimming pools," as defined in § 154-133.
A. 
Any constructed pool which is used or intended to be used as a swimming pool in connection with a single-family residence and available only to the family of the householder and his private guests shall be classified as a "private swimming pool."
B. 
Any swimming pool other than a private swimming pool shall be classified as a "public or semipublic swimming pool."
The location of pools shall be as follows:
A. 
From property lines. The edge of such swimming pool shall be a minimum distance of six feet from any property line and a minimum distance of three feet from any fence.
B. 
From structures.
(1) 
Aboveground pools. No aboveground swimming pool shall be placed or constructed within six feet of a foundation wall.
(2) 
In-ground pools. In-ground pools shall be constructed in such a way that the distance from the inside face of the pool at the waterline to the outside face of any foundation walls shall be not less than the following:
(a) 
Slab-on-grade foundation walls; six feet.
(b) 
Basement and crawl space foundation walls: 1 1/2 times the depth of that portion of the pool adjacent to the foundation wall but not less than six feet. The land contour at the foundation wall must be higher than at the pool to ensure drainage away from the foundation walls.
C. 
Spas and hot tubs shall be a minimum of six feet from all property lines.