Above Ground Pool And Permits

Old 07-22-19, 02:13 PM
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Above Ground Pool And Permits

Hi all,

well, after enough nagging from my kids, I agreed to getting an above ground pool. Looking at a large one - 24 x 12.

I just discovered, I will need a permit. The downside is, by the time I do that, summer will be over. And my kids will kill me!!!!

So my question is, can I get one retrospectively? Can I throw the pool up, get a few weeks of it of it, and apply for the permit along the way.

Maybe even take it all down for the winter?

I have a large deck that was put to replace a rotten one, and I built it without a permit (thought that since it was a replacement ...) . Long story short - I got the permit after the deck was up.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?


Old 07-22-19, 02:45 PM
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By itself, it should not take long to get a permit, and in fact you should be able to walk in, fill out the form, pay the fee, and take it home with you. Except that you would need to comply with any applicable ordinances such as setback, possibly security fencing, etc. So, in short, my opinion is that you're better off doing it in the right order, rather than paying for the pool, setting it up, and THEN finding out that it is not in compliance. Your local zoning staff lives in your own community, and yes, some can be difficult at times, but in most cases only because they have a job to do, which sometimes may seem contrary to your own wishes, but also protects your best interest even in situations that you are unaware of.
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Old 07-22-19, 02:47 PM
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Have you checked into the permit? Maybe they just want permit fee. Do you need a new one each year? I couldn't imagine any inspections other than maybe a site inspection to make sure it's clear of any electrical.

Most locales charge double for a permit after the fact.
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Old 07-22-19, 04:01 PM
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Permit is usually needed only for permanent pool, if this is one that just fills up and is taken down in fall you should be ok but need to confirm.

Even if I had to go a bit smaller to get within the temp it's probably worth it, like no tax increase!
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