Swimming Pools

Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
Yes.  The Mass State Building Code defines a swimming pool as any pool with an area greater 250 sq.ft. and a depth greater that 2 ft.  If your pool does not meet both of these criteria, then it is not considered a swimming pool and does not need a building permit.

Are there area setback requirements?
Yes.  A swimming pool must be set back a minimum of 10 feet from the side & rear property lines and minimum of 40' from front in R40 and R60 zoning districts or 50' from front in R80 zoning district.

Is a fence required?
Yes.  The fence must be 48” above finished ground.  Gates must be self-closing and self-latching.