TOWN OF CHINCOTEAGUE
PRIVATE OUTDOOR
SWIMMING POOL PERMIT APPLICATION
PERMIT NUMBER ____________ PERMIT FEE $ __________
PROPERTY OWNER/TENANT : ___________________________________ PHONE # _________
ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________
CONTRACTOR: ________________________________________________ PHONE # ________
ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________
LOCATION OF WORK: ____________________________________________________________
COST OF CONSTRUCTION: $_______________ SIZE OF POOL: _______________________
SPECIFICATIONS:
(1.) ABOVE GROUND _____ GAL. CAPACITY _____
BELOW GROUND _____ GAL. CAPACITY _____
( )GALV. STEEL ( )ALUMINUM ( )FIBERGLASS ( )CONCRETE
REQUIREMENTS:
(1) AT LEAST ON MEANS OF EGRESS SHALL BE PROVIDED FROM A PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL.
(2) ALL SWIMMING POOLS SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A RECIRCULATING SKIMMING DEVICE OR OVERFLOW GUTTERS TO REMOVE
SCUM AND FOREIGN MATTER. AT LEAST ONE SKIMMER FOR EACH 1,000 SQUARE FEET OF SURFACE.
(3) ALL SWIMMING POOLS SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH A POTABLE WATER SUPPLY, FREE OF CROSS CONNECTION WITH THE POOL
OR EQUIPMENT.
(4) A PROTECTION BARRIER SHALL BE PROVIDED. THE TOP OF THE BARRIER SHALL BE AT LEAST 48 INCHES ABOVE THE
FINISHED GRADE LEVEL ON THE SIDE OF THE BARRIER. WHERE THE BARRIER IS MOUNTED ON THE POOL STRUCTURE, THE OPENING
BETWEEN THE TOP OF THE SURFACE OF THE POOL FRAME AND THE BOTTOM OF THE BARRIER SHALL NOT ALLOW PASSAGE OF A 4-
INCH DIAMETER SPHERE.
(5) OPENINGS IN THE BARRIER SHALL NOT ALLOW PASSAGE OF A 4-INCH DIAMETER SPHERE.
(6) SOLID BARRIERS SHALL NOT CONTAIN INDENTATIONS OR PROTRUSIONS EXCEPT FOR NORMAL CONSTRUCTION
TOLERANCES AND TOOLED MASONRY JOINTS.
(7) WHERE THE BARRIER IS COMPOSED OF HORIZONTAL & VERTICAL MEMBERS AND THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE TOPS OF THE
HORIZONTAL MEMBERS IS LESS THAN 45 INCHES THE HORIZONTAL MEMBERS SHALL BE LOCATED ON THE SWIMMING POOL SIDE OF
THE FENCE. SPACING BETWEEN VERTICAL MEMBERS SHALL NOT EXCEED 1-3/4” IN WIDTH.
(8) MAXIMUM MESH FOR CHAIN LINK FENCES SHALL BE 1-1/4” UNLESS FENCE HAS SLATS, FASTENED TO THE TOP AND BOTTOM
AND THE OPENING IS LESS THAN 1-3/4”.
(9) LATTICE IS PERMITTED WITH OPENINGS LESS THAN 1-3/4”.
(10) ACCESS GATES SHALL OPEN OUTWARD AWAY FROM THE POOL AND BE SELF CLOSING AND HAVE A SELF-LATCHING DEVICE.
WHEN THE LATCHING DEVICE IS LOCATED LESS THAN 54 INCHES FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE GATE; THE RELEASE MECHANISM SHALL
BE LOCATED ON THE POOL SIDE OF THE GATE AT LEAST 3 INCHES BELOW THE TOP OF THE GATE; THE GATE & BARRIER SHALL NOT
HAVE AN OPENING GREATER THAN 1/2 INCH WITHIN 18 INCHES OF THE RELEASE MECHANISM.
(11) WHERE THE WALL OF A DWELLING SERVES AS PART OF THE BARRIER AND CONTAINS A DOOR THAT PROVIDES DIRECT
ACCESS TO THE POOL, ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY; ALL DOORS WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO THE POOL THROUGH THAT
WALL SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH AN ALARM WHICH PRODUCES AN AUDIBLE WARNING. THE AUDIBLE WARNING SHALL COMMENCE NOT
MORE THAN 7 SECONDS AFTER THE DOOR AND DOOR SCREEN ARE OPENED AND SHALL SOUND CONTINUOUSLY FOR A MINIMUM OF 30
SECONDS. THE ALARM SHALL HAVE A MINIMUM SOUND RATING OF 85 DBA AT 10 FEET OR THE POOL SHALL BE EQUIPPED WITH A
POWER SAFETY COVER. (SEE CODE)
(12) WHERE AN ABOVE GROUND POOL STRUCTURE IS USED AS A BARRIER OR WHERE THE BARRIER IS MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE
POOL STRUCTURE, AND THE MEANS OF ACCESS IS FIXED OR REMOVABLE LADDER OR STEPS, THE LADDER OR STEPS SHALL BE
SURROUNDED BY A BARRIER WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF ITEMS 1 THROUGH 12. A REMOVABLE LADDER SHALL NOT
CONSTITUTE AN ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE TO ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS.
SHOW LOCATION OF EXISTING STRUCTURES WITH SOLID LINES AND IDENTIFY NEW POOL
WITH DOTTED LINES ALONG WITH SETBACKS FROM THE FRONT, SIDES AND REAR
PROPERTY LINES.
SITE PLAN
APPLICANT (PRINT) : _____________________________________________________________
APPLICANT (SIGNATURE) : _______________________________________________________
BUILDING DEPARTMENT:
APPROVED/DENIED: BUILDING OFFICIAL ___________________________ DATE: __________
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