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Swimming Pool Requirements


Plymouth Township Building & Zoning Codes require a Building Permit, Electrical Permit, and a Use & Occupancy Permit be obtained. The pool, including any paved areas or accessory structures, filter, ladder, etc. be located a minimum of ten (10) feet from the rear and side property lines. If the pool has a capacity in excess of twenty four (24) inches or more, you must also have a minimum of a four (4) foot fence with a self closing and self latching gate. Once an above ground pool reaches forty eight (48) inch clearance height, all the way around the pool, a locking ladder is sufficient.


2008 National Electrical Code

(a) Receptacles.

1. A receptacle(s) that provides power for a water-pump motor(s) for, or other loads directly related to the circulation and sanitation system, a permanently installed pool or fountain, as permitted in section 680.7, shall be permitted between 5 ft. and 10 ft. (1.52m and 3.05m) from the inside walls of the pool if they meet all of the following conditions:

(1) Consist of single receptacles (2) Employ a locking configuration (3) Are of the grounding type (4) Have ground fault circuit interrupter protection.

Other receptacles on the property shall be located at least 10 Ft (3.05m) from the inside walls of a pool or fountain. If other receptacles are located between 10 ft and 20 ft from the inside wall of the pool it shall be protected by ground fault circuit interrupter.


Electrical lines may not pass over the pool and must be located at least 10 feet from the sides of the pool.


A Use & Occupancy permit is required for all pools.