Those considering installing a swimming pool or who already have a swimming pool must ensure pools are placed, assembled and/or constructed to the PA Uniform Construction Code. This code is meant to help keep families and the neighborhood safe and to prevent swimming pool accidents. Please see the regulations below.
Under Act 45 of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, Statute 403.26 states: "A swimming pool, hot tub and spa which Is accessory to a one- or- two family dwelling shall comply with all of the following, Chapter 42 of the International Residential Code, Appendix G of the International Residential Code, Section 2406.4 Paragraph 9 of the International Building Code and Section 3109.4 of the International Building Code."
All swimming pools that are 24" or more deep must meet these codes and the owner must obtain zoning, building, and electrical permits. Requirements include:
Please contact the appropriate officials to seek permits and guidance on pool installation in the borough.