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.