Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Regulations in Blaine

  • A building permit is required for the installation of any swimming pool except private residential prefabricated pools entirely above ground which do not exceed both 5,000 gallons and 24 inches in depth. This permit will include the required barrier/fencing.
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  • All swimming pool, pool noise-making equipment, and pool deck surrounds/patios have setback and location requirements to property lines, easements, and utility lines.
  • All swimming pools are required to be enclosed by protective fences/barriers.
  • Pools may not be drained directly into the storm sewer system or onto a neighboring property. Instead, water should be drained across an open grass area to keep chemicals and unnecessary large volumes of water out of the storm sewer system.
  • Every swimming pool shall be under the supervision of a capable individual who shall assume the responsibility for compliance with all parts of Article IX - Swimming Pools - in the Blaine Code of ordinances.
  • Swimming Pool Definition - Any structure, chamber, or tank containing an artificial body of water for swimming, diving, relaxation, or recreational use.  Hot tubs, spas, and inflatable pools are considered pools.

  1. Step 1 - Review and Prepare
  2. Step 2 - Create an Account
  3. Step 3 - Apply
  4. Step 4 - Review and Payment
  5. Step 5 - Schedule an Inspection

Review and Prepare

Please review the following information packets:

The following documents need to be available for upload during the online application process. Please note, all documents need to be in a PDF format.

  • Type, Size, and Gallon Capacity of Pool
  • Site Plan
    (including all required details and setbacks mentioned in the pool handout)
  • Site Survey
    Showing location of proposed swimming pool/hot tub.
  • Engineer's Soil Report
    Required for in-ground pools and pools with designed footings to verify the soils can support the manufacturer's design.

General Information

  • Property stakes must be located and exposed before a permit will be issued. If there are missing property stakes, the corners must be located/marked by a licensed surveyor.
  • It is the homeowner's responsibility to verify specific zoning requirements or neighborhood covenants which could impact the proposed project.