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Current Residential Swimming Pool Rules
Proposed Revisions to Residential Swimming Pool Rules
Any person who is constructing an artificial structure which meets the definition of a residential swimming pool:
"Residential Swimming Pool" or "Residential Pool" means an artificial structure, basin, chamber, or tank containing a body of water for the primary purpose of swimming, diving, recreational, or therapeutic bathing. As used in this Ordinance the term is limited to pools which are fitted with a filter for clarifying pool water, or which are designed to be fitted with a filter, whether installed or not. The term shall not include facilities located inside a residence, storable pools, designed for seasonal setup and use which are stored at the end of the swimming season, or spas installed on decks or porches if a fitted hard cover designed to prevent entry is maintained in place at all times when the spa is not in use.
For more information or to obtain an application for a Residential Swimming Pool, call Mecklenburg County Health Department at (980) 314-1620.
YES. In addition to approval from the Mecklenburg County Health Department,
building permits to construct swimming and other type pools in Mecklenburg County
must be obtained from the Mecklenburg County Land Use & Environmental Services Agency (LUESA).
NC Building Code requires residential pools to be built in compliance with
APPENDIX V of the NC Residential Code, a copy of which can be obtained from LUESA's Residential Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) at: (980) 314-2633.
For more information or to obtain an application for a Residential Swimming Pool, call Mecklenburg County
Environmental Health at (980) 314-1620.
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